Oakland firefighters rescue man who drove into canal near Coliseum

Oakland firefighters rescued a man in his 50s Sunday night who drove his vehicle off northbound Interstate 880 near the Oakland Coliseum, down an embankment, and into about three feet of water in a canal, where it landed on its side.   

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The California Highway Patrol received reports about the accident at 8:50 p.m., which occurred near 66th Ave. and High St. The man was trapped in the vehicle, with the driver's side submerged, but firefighters were able to extract him. He was transported to a hospital with unknown injuries.