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Man suffers moderate injuries after overturning car on Glendale (2) Freeway

April 11, 2013

Glendale firefighters rescued a Palmdale man whose Saturn overturned Thursday morning into an embankment along the Glendale (2) Freeway at Mountain Street, officials said.

The 37-year-old motorist, Edgar Herrera, was taken to Huntington Memorial Hospital in Pasadena, where he was treated for a fractured left femur, said California Highway Patrol Officer Kevin Denmon. Herrera also complained of pain to his chest and right wrist.

Herrera was driving south in the fourth lane at about 6 a.m. on the Glendale (2) Freeway at 60 mph when, for unknown reasons, he veered his 1999 Saturn off the road, Denmon said.

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The Saturn drove into a gap between two K-rails, overturned a couple of times and finally came to rest in a steep embankment, Denmon said

Glendale firefighters extricated Herrera from his Saturn, placed him in a Stokes basket and used a ladder pulley system to move him out of the embankment, said the department’s spokeswoman, Brandy Villanueva.

-- Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com

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