Everyone considered it a miracle when a female motorist survived a dramatic 40ft plunge into a construction pit after her car hit several other vehicles and ploughed through a wooden fence. The crash happened at around 10am on Wednesday on Coney Island Avenue in Brooklyn
Witnesses said the driver had swerved to avoid a cyclist riding on the wrong side of the road, before hitting two vans and a parked car and careering through the barrier into the 40ft-deep construction area.
The woman was rescued by construction workers after her Toyota Highlander crashed through a plywood barrier in Brooklyn, New York, and fell front first into the pit below. Amazingly she only sustained non life-threatening injuries after the plunge despite the car having its window smashed and hood and roof completely crumpled.
She even miraculously avoided hitting any construction workers below, who went on to haul her from the smashed vehicle.
Omar Porcayo, 21, who works at a nearby kosher supermarket, said that the car turned over; it was a loud noise, and everyone turned to look. He saw construction workers extricating the woman from the car and she was not badly injured. Everyone was amazed.’
A Fire Department spokesperson said the women was rescued and taken to Kings County Hospital Center with injuries that were not life-threatening.
The spokesperson added that a second individual also sustained non life-threatening injuries and was taken to Maimonides Medical Center.
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