San Jose first responders rescue man whose car rolled down embankment

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SAN JOSE (KRON) – San Jose fire fighters and California Highway Patrol are responding to a car which rolled down a 100 foot embankment on Clayton Road just east of Marten Avenue.

Clayton Road is closed in both directions as 25 fire fighters, 15 police and two ambulances provide “advance life support” on the patient.

Mitch Matlow of the San Jose fire department described the technical rescue process as “elaborate,” but “not difficult” for trained experts.

According to the man’s father-in-law, the 30-year-old was less than a mile away from his home on the way to work at Chevy Envoy when a deer ran out onto the road and he had to swerve to avoid it.

After going off the 100 foot drop, he was still remarkably conscious and called 911 as well as his family. The man, who wishes to remain anonymous, says he is grateful he was able to use his phone for help or it could have been days before he was found.

Authorities are asking the public to avoid the area at least till 8:00 a.m.

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