Truck in wetlands

Claude Panis, with the city of Huntington Beach Marine Safety department, watches as a Ford F150 is pulled from the Bolsa Chica wetlands off Pacific Coast Highway on Monday. (SCOTT SMELTZER / April 8, 2013)

A white Ford F150 pickup truck veered off Pacific Coast Highway into the Bolsa Chica wetlands Monday morning, police said.

The driver was going south on PCH and plunged into the wetlands at 10:19 a.m., Huntington Beach police Sgt. Rob Warden said.

The truck was on its side with the passenger side of the vehicle submerged in water near the south end of the wetlands. Authorities are investigating what caused the driver to go off the road, he said.

Police did not provide the identity of the driver, but did say he was taken to the hospital.

—Anthony Clark Carpio and Alisha Gomez