REVELSTOKE, B.C. — Two truckers helped save the life of a B.C. woman lost control of her car and plunged over a 150-metre cliff.
The terrifying accident occurred on the Trans-Canada Highway, just east of the Rogers Pass summit in Glacier National Park on Saturday.
Two transport drivers witnessed the accident and called for help on their CB radios. They then rushed to the 20-year-old Vernon, B.C. woman’s aid and helped check on the woman’s condition.
When they approached the car, they feared the worst.
"The car was virtually unrecognizable," Parks Canada spokesman Eric Dafoe tells local media. "It was crushed."
The woman was kept in hospital overnight, where she received stitches, but she is not suffering from any life-threatening injuries.
Had the truckers not witnessed the accident, however, it could have been some time before the driver was discovered.
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