DUBLIN (KRON)- A Dublin resident saved a driver’s life Tuesday afternoon after he drove into a creek, according to a California Highway Patrol officer.
The accident happened around 2:45 p.m. near Collier Canyon when a 20-year-old man was driving his 1996 Toyota Corolla eastbound on Highland Road.
The driver failed to make a turn on and drove into a creek with three feet of water.
The car was overturned and the driver was trapped in the vehicle.
A local resident, Dan Rich, heard the collision and drove his pickup truck to the scene.
“…Whoever was in there, was in some serious trouble,” he said.
CHP officials said he grabbed a pickax from his truck and smashed the back window of the Toyota to pull the driver out.
Rich acted without hesitation.
The driver suffered minor injuries.
Local citizen saves the life a young driver that crashed into a creek on Highland Rd. More info to come…. pic.twitter.com/JXYABymJnp
— CHP Dublin Area (@CHPDublin) February 8, 2017
— Christopher Sherry (@CHPChrisSherry) February 8, 2017