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Woman survives plunge 75 feet off road into ravine

Driver of van does not need hospital treatment

Posted: August 8, 2012 6:45 p.m.
Updated: August 8, 2012 6:45 p.m.


A woman plunged 75 feet into a ravine near the Bouquet Reservoir early Wednesday but suffered no significant injuries, fire officials said.

About 7:30 a.m., a 2005 Hyundai van traveling on Bouquet Canyon Road left the roadway between Spunky Canyon Road and Martindale Ridge Road, according to a spokeswoman with the California Highway Patrol.

Emergency response teams assigned to the Angeles National Forest received their first report of the incident at 10:15 a.m., said national forest spokesman Nathan Judy.

The CHP arrived at the crash site at 10:37 a.m. and immediately requested a tow truck equipped with at least 75 feet of cable to tow the van from the bottom of the creek bed.

“She wasn’t injured,” tow truck driver Larry Mason of LM Towing said of the van’s driver.

“She ended up 75 feet down, into a creek bed.”

Paramedics with the Los Angeles County Fire Department arrived at the scene at 10:52 a.m.

The woman, described as in her late 20s, suffered only minor injuries and was not transported to a hospital, said a Fire Department spokesman.




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