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Man dives into traffic on Ammunition Road, gets trapped under vehicle in possible attempted suicide


Last updated 12/31/2012 at Noon

Emergency responders have reported that at 12:22 a.m. today, Mon., Dec. 31, a male pedestrian in his 20's dove into traffic in the 200 block of Ammunition Road in Fallbrook (in front of the Carl's Jr. restaurant.) Authorities have indicated it might have been a suicide attempt.

The Sheriff's Dept., California Highway Patrol, and North County Fire responded to the call reporting the incident.

"Upon arrival of units at the location, a male subject was found trapped underneath a vehicle," said Sgt. Paul LaCroix of the Sheriff's Dept. "Preliminary investigation revealed the male subject appeared to have intentionally jumped under the vehicle after being involved in a domestic incident with his wife." Witnesses in the area said the domestic argument began on Clemmens Lane and traveled over to Ammunition Road.

"The vehicle involved, a 2004 Nissan Sentra, was being driven westbound on Ammunition Rd. when the subject jumped in front of the car," said LaCroix.

"Our staff had to use air bag devices to life the vehicle up so the man could be removed from under the vehicle," said John Buchanan of North County Fire.

"The male subject was subsequently airlifted by Mercy Air to Palomar Medical Center with serious injuries and his current condition is unknown," said LaCroix. Authorities said the man was expected to undergo surgery for his injuries.

The driver of the vehicle was not arrested, nor suspected of any criminal activity.


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