Anaheim: Stolen Water Truck Flips Over Into Ditch Trapping Person Underneath

12.13.2022 | 10:02 PM | ANAHEIM – A stolen water truck overturned into a ditch pinning one person underneath it, Tuesday night.

Authorities responded to reports of an overturned water truck in the basin near the intersection of North Muller Street and North Crescent Way around 10:02 PM.

When crews arrived they found a water truck that overturned on its roof into a ditch, trapping one person underneath.

Firefighters spent about 40 minutes working to free the trapped victim before transporting them to an area hospital.

A second occupant from the water truck is believed to have fled prior to the arrival of first responders.

Police say the water truck was recently stolen.

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