a white Tesla Model 3 The car was traveling south Highway 1 in California When its driver intentionally swerved off the road. There were four occupants in it: an adult male (the aggressor), an adult female, a 9-year-old boy, and a 4-year-old girl. When rescue crews were dispatched, they feared the worst, but were shocked by what they found.
Although the car fell 250 ft and flipping over several times in the process, all four occupants escaping with serious injuries. The hit car landed on a rocky beach, avoiding plunging into the ocean. The site is known as Devil’s slice.
Both children were secured in car seats, which remained intact and in their respective positions.
Unfortunately, these kinds of accidents on the scenic road are not rare, and what is unusual is to find survivors. In this case, where the intentional act occurred, the best case scenario occurred.
Brian Pottingerbattalion commander with Cal Fire Coastal Fire Protection District Wire to CNN about the terrible accident. “Accidents on this cliff are not rare. We respond to a lot of vehicles on that cliff. What is rare is that we don’t get a lot of survivors – surviving this type of accident is very rare. It was nothing short of a miracle,” he said.
A dramatic rescue was caught on video
An impressive video shared by the CHP shows how the rescue took place.
Workers freed the two children and used a rope to lift them into baskets. After that, A.J California Highway Patrol The helicopter lifted the two adults to safety. All four passengers were found conscious.
The adults sustained “non-life-threatening injuries,” while the children were unharmed. “It was a good outcome for a very bad situation,” Pottinger added.
A sinister twist: It was a deliberate act
Dharmesh Arvind Patel, 40, was arrested Monday at Stanford Hospital, where he was being treated for non-life-threatening injuries. According to an arrest report shared by the California Highway Patrol, the crash that occurred Monday at 10:50 a.m. PST was an attempted murder-suicide.
Patel, of Pasadena (California), is charged with attempted murder and child abuse.