cliff plunge

Chance encounter saves United States driver after cliff plunge

Northern California rescuers pulled the woman from a car that was prevented from falling another 244m when it hit a tree on Tuesday (Wednesday NZT) in Napa.

A California Highway Patrol flight officer and paramedic told the Napa Valley Register it was fortunate the cyclist witnessed the plunge because otherwise it was likely no one would have spotted the wreck on the wooded mountainside.

The cyclist called emergency services and climbed down the slope to reach the 20-year-old victim.