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Woman survives her car plunging 700ft from a California highway

A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival.

California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero said the unidentified 26-year-old woman crashed around 5.45 pm while driving southbound on Highway 18. 

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He said that she appeared to have made an intentional left turn off the road.

A Southern California driver managed to call for help after her car plunged 700 feet off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains, and rescuers marveled at her survival

 Police said that she appeared to have made an intentional left turn off the road

 Police said that she appeared to have made an intentional left turn off the road

The woman could not say exactly where she was Thursday night, and authorities used her phone to figure out her approximate location, Los Angeles TV station KCBS reported.

They found a patch of dirt that suggested where the car went off State Route 18 near Crestline, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles.

San Bernardino County firefighters went down the mountain to rescue the woman, who was taken to a hospital.

‘I’m amazed. You don’t have these positive outcomes like this when you launch over the side and end up 700 feet, so she’s doing quite well,’ Battalion Chief Bob Evans told KCBS. 

They found a patch of dirt that suggested where the car went off State Route 18 near Crestline, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles

They found a patch of dirt that suggested where the car went off State Route 18 near Crestline, about 65 miles east of Los Angeles

California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero said the unidentified 26-year-old woman crashed around 5.45 pm while driving southbound on Highway 18

California Highway Patrol Officer Juan Quintero said the unidentified 26-year-old woman crashed around 5.45 pm while driving southbound on Highway 18

‘I don’t know what her prognosis will be, but she has an altered level of consciousness and some back pain, understandably.’

He added that finding her in the dense woods was like finding ‘a needle in the haystack,’ and that once they did locate her, they needed to tie their longest rope to another rope to reach her.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the cause of the crash.

'I'm amazed. You don't have these positive outcomes like this when you launch over the side and end up 700 feet, so she's doing quite well,' Battalion Chief Bob Evans told KCBS

‘I’m amazed. You don’t have these positive outcomes like this when you launch over the side and end up 700 feet, so she’s doing quite well,’ Battalion Chief Bob Evans told KCBS

San Bernardino County firefighters went down the mountain to rescue the woman, who was taken to a hospital

San Bernardino County firefighters went down the mountain to rescue the woman, who was taken to a hospital



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