Teen Uses Phone to Help Rescuers Find Crashed Car - NBC 7 San Diego

Teen Uses Phone to Help Rescuers Find Crashed Car

The teen's vehicle ran off the road in San Diego, crashing at the bottom of a ravine hundreds of feet below



    A teenager was hoisted out of an embankment early Friday with just minor injuries after crashes hundreds of feet. NBC 7's Elena Gomez reports. (Published Friday, Sept. 27, 2013)

    A teenager used her phone to direct rescuers to her car, hidden after crashing hundreds of feet down an embankment in San Diego.

    San Diego Fire-Rescue were called to the 7800-block of Genesee Avenue in the University City area around 5:40 a.m. to help the driver in a vehicle that drove off the road and down an embankment.

    A teenager was driving southbound on Genesee when she decided to change lanes to avoid traffic slowing down in front of her, officials said.

    Her vehicle rolled down the embankment and was hidden in the trees and bushes. From aerial video, all that could be seen of the vehicle was a set of flashing hazard lights.

    The 19-year-old woman called 911 and directed police to her location by the sound of the ambulance up above.

    Emergency crews hoisted the woman from the wreckage and transported her to a nearby hospital. They said she was complaining of chest pains but they believed that was from the activation of the air bag.