Alleged carjacker arrested following accident in Rancho Santa Fe

RANCHO SANTA FE — At 12:08 am on Dec. 5, the RSF Fire Protection District responded to the first rescue traffic collision at the 4600 block of El Mirlo.

According the California Highway Patrol, a man crashed his car into a tree. A good samaritan intervened, became injured in the attempt, and was then carjacked by the man.

Julie Taber, public education specialist of the RSF Fire Protection District confirmed this collision.

“Encinitas (Fire Department) was first on scene and when they arrived they found one vehicle on its side after crashing into a tree. There was one 53-year-old male patient who stated he was not the driver of the car,” Taber said. “He said he had stopped to help but was assaulted by the driver and then the driver took his car.”

The 53-year-old sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital.

The second-related incident occurred at 12:34 a.m.

“The San Diego Sheriff’s office requested that we come to the 17000 block of Via de Fortuna to assist with the evaluation of a patient,” she said.

Taber went on to say that when they arrived on the scene they found a white sedan with significant damage on its side, at the front yard of a residence. According to Taber, the driver got out of the vehicle and climbed onto the roof of the residence.

According to authorities, the suspect on the rooftop is being identified as 33-year-old Joshua Harrington, who sustained significant injuries.

The RSF Fire Protection District strapped the patient onto a backboard, lowered him down a ladder from the rooftop, and transported him to the hospital.

Taber said in the first incident CHP was on the scene, and at the second, the San Diego Sheriff’s Department.

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