Driver rescued after plunge of Southern California mountain
CRESTLINE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California motorist has been rescued after her car plunged 700 feet (213 meters) off a road in the San Bernardino Mountains.
KCBS-TV in Los Angeles reports that the woman managed to call for help after the accident Thursday but could not say exactly where she was.
Authorities used the phone’s ping to figure out approximately where she was and then found a patch of dirt along State Route 18 near Crestline that marked where the car went over the side.
San Bernardino County firefighters descended down the mountain to rescue the woman, who was taken to a hospital.
Battalion Chief Bob Evans says he’s amazed at the outcome considering how far she fell.
Information from: KCBS-TV, http://www.cbs2.com/