The driver of a new Chevrolet Camaro had a perilous ride Sunday night after she was involved in a collision on a rural highway in California.
According to a post from The Press Democrat, citing statements from local fire department officials, the driver of the Chevrolet Camaro was involved in a two-vehicle crash near Hopland, California. The incident occurred on Highway 175, between Mendocino county and Lake county, around around 9 p.m. Sunday evening.
According to Hopland Fire Chief Mitch Franklin, the incident involved a “new” Camaro and a pickup truck.
Firefighters arrived on the scene to find the three passengers in the pickup unhurt. Meanwhile, the Chevrolet Camaro had plunged off the road, descending some 200 feet down an embankment.
In response, firefighters set up a rope rescue system, lowering responders down the cliff face, where they found the Camaro driver still sitting in her car. Incredibly, the driver was uninjured.
Luckily, the Chevrolet Camaro didn’t descent any further on the embankment, as apparently the sports car had hit a tree head on. “That stopped her from rolling 1,000 feet to the bottom, it’s so steep,” Franklin said.
Due to the steep embankment, the driver was unable to walk back up to the road, so firefighters aided her in getting back to a level surface.
Franklin reiterated that firefighters frequently respond to crashes along the route. “That road is dangerous and people drive way too fast,” he said.
For reference, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) rates the sixth-generation, 2016-present Chevrolet Camaro Coupe as a “Good” rating for the small overlap front (driver-side) test, moderate overlap front test, side test, and head restraints and seats test, as well as an “Acceptable” rating for roof strength.
Source: The Press Democrat