Woman injured after car lands on beach

February 16, 2009 12:11:06 PM PST
A 22-year-old woman was airlifted to Santa Rosa Memorial Hospital for a head injury she suffered early this morning when a car she was in slid off state Highway 1 near Bodega Bay and landed onto a beach.

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Bodega Bay Fire Protection District received a 911 report of the incident at about 7:30 a.m. from the parking area of Salmon Creek Beach on the Sonoma coast, Battalion Chief Todd Rollings said.

The woman, along with two other people, were stuck in the area for up to four hours after their car slid off a 50-to-60 foot cliff at about 4 a.m. and landed upside down on the beach, Rollings said.

The other two people in the car, a 26-year-old man and 22-year-old woman, were able to self-extricate through the back windshield and suffered minor injuries.

Rollings did not know the condition of the woman who suffered head trauma. The cause of the incident is under investigation and could possibly be weather-related, Rollings said.

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