Driver Rescued in Angeles Crest Highway Cliff Crash - NBC Southern California

Driver Rescued in Angeles Crest Highway Cliff Crash

A rescue helicopter landed on Angeles Crest Highway to transport the victim



    One person was hoisted to safety after a crash off Angeles Crest Highway north of Altadena. Raw video of the Tuesday July 30, 2013 rescue. (Published Tuesday, July 30, 2013)

    A search and rescue team hoisted a car crash victim to safety early Tuesday after finding a vehicle about 400 feet off the side of Angeles Crest Highway north of  La Canada Flintridge.

    One occupant climbed down the side of the mountain and called for help after the 1:30 a.m. crash, according the California Highway Patrol. A second victim was found about 200 feet from the vehicle.

    The victim suffered minor injuries, according to the CHP.

    Montrose Search and Rescue hoisted the victim up the mountain side about two hours after the crash. A Los Angeles County helicopter airlifted the victim to a hospital.

    A nitrous oxide tank, often used in cars modified for street racing, was recovered at the crash site. Crews planned to wait until later Tuesday morning to recover the vehicle.

    The driver did not crash into anything before the vehicle tumbled down the side of the mountain, according to the CHP. 

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