Man spends night trapped in ravine after car crash

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Firefighters rescued a 67-year-old man who was trapped for hours overnight when his car went down a ravine in North Seattle.
SEATTLE —

Firefighters rescued a 67-year-old man who was trapped for hours overnight when his car went down a ravine in North Seattle.

 The driver ran off the road at Northeast 120th Street in Lake City.

 Firefighters said that around 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, a neighbor called 911 to report that a car went through his fence in the 2600 block of Northeast 120th Street.

The neighbor was able to talk to the car’s driver, who said he was trapped inside.

“I saw the car.  I thought it was abandoned, so I went over there and I said, ‘Is anybody in there?’ and he said, ‘Yes. Help me.'"

 Fire crews used ropes to keep the car from sliding farther down the ravine, and peeled the roof off of the car to rescue the man, who had been there about 8 hours, since 12:30 a.m. Monday.

 The homeowner said the driver may have been confused because part of the road is not clearly marked.

 The victim was taken to Harborview Medical Center with cuts and bruises.