A pedestrian was freed Friday evening from under a motorhome on the Foothill (210) Freeway in Sylmar.
Firefighters were dispatched to the westbound Foothill Freeway, near Roxford Street, about 7 p.m., where the man was stuck under a Class A motorhome, according to Nicholas Prange of the Los Angeles Fire Department.
Details of the extraction were not available, but Prange said the man “was impaled by an object underneath and that had to be cut to free him,” Prange said.
The man was removed from under the motorhome at 7:35 p.m., and was initially reported to be “conscious, but in critical condition” and was taken to a trauma center, Prange said.
The California Highway Patrol reported that a fatality occurred at the scene of the extraction, but it was not immediately clear if the person who died was the man that was extracted.
Westbound lanes of the Foothill Freeway were closed to traffic during the rescue, and one lane was re-opened by 8 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department.