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    Posted March 17, 2014 by
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    Car flys down cliffs into the Ocean

     

    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     jimginsd is a freelance photographer for a community newspaper in San Diego. He said he got to the scene as about a dozen rescue workers were administering first aid on the driver and working to peel away the interior of the car. Read more about the accident from CNN affiliate Fox 5 San Diego. There was no word on the condition of the driver.
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    This driver for some unknown (Sunday March 16) reason sped down a residential street failed to make the turn went down a paved ramp hit a curb went airborne sheared off 75 feet of 2" stainless steel hand railing flipped and crashed into the jagged rocks at Sunset Cliffs today. Surfers tried to extricate him to no avail. His car had collapsed around him. By my count his car was 250 feet from where it left the road.
    San Diego Firefighters, Lifeguards and Police responded. With precision they cut the car apart as the surf splashed at their legs. They administered first aid got him out of the demolished car and into a sling to be air lifted out of the crash area. When the rescue was complete the several hundred people who watched the whole event unfold from high on the cliffs broke out in spontaneous applause....As of right now no word on what caused the accident or the current condition of the driver.

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