Driver crashes off bridge and into water in Marina del Rey, rescued by good Samaritan

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By Yosi Yahoudai
Founder and Managing Partner

MARINA DEL REY, Calif. (KABC) — A driver who crashed off a bridge in Marina del Rey and drove into the water below was rescued by a good Samaritan on Wednesday morning, officials said.

The crash was reported shortly after 4:30 a.m. at the Pacific Avenue bridge near Fiji Way, according to the Los Angeles County Fire Department.

Firefighters arrived at the scene to find that the driver, a 28-year-old man, had been extricated from the truck with the help of a witness, a Fire Department spokesperson said. The man was transported to a hospital; whether he was seriously injured was unclear.

A team of divers entered the water in an effort to ensure that no other occupants of the vehicle were missing. A helicopter hovering overhead shined a light from above in the predawn darkness.

The cause of the crash was under investigation.

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About the Author
Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.