A 16-year-old driver survived a plunge down a 200-foot cliff Tuesday night. NBC7s Mark Mullen reports.
A 16-year-old driver survived a plunge down a 200-foot cliff Tuesday night.
Emergency crews were alerted after someone heard the teenager screaming from the bottom of a cliff along the 2500-block of La Cresta Road near Crest around 7 p.m.
A nearby resident heard the injured teen’s screams from her home about 400-yards away and called 911.
The driver was hoisted to safety on a stretcher and pulled up the hill to a waiting ambulance.
Rescuers were unable to land a helicopter because of nearby power lines.
They say the victim was combative with rescuers most likely because of a head injury.
They don't know why she went off the road but say she was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected from her car.