Deputies: Woman rescued from embankment after crash, alcohol may be a factor
Posted at: 08/19/2013 3:37 AM
Orleans County Sheriff's office say a rope rescue crew had to pull a woman out of an embankment after she drove off the road and almost hit a tree. She was trapped inside her car for more than an hour before firefighters freed her.
Deputies say Sandra M. Flanagan of Kent missed a curve, crossed over the center line and went off the south side of Oak Orchard River Road around 9:30 p.m. Saturday in the town of Carlton.
Deputies say the 2004 Ford Taurus jumped the guard rail and rolled about 100 feet down a "steep and heavily wooded" embankment that leads to Old Orchard River. They say the car flipped over and came to a stop on its roof against a tree.
Deputies say Flanagan was flown by Mercy Flight to Strong Memorial Hospital. According to Strong, she has been discharged.
Deputies say both alcohol and speeding could be contributing factors. The crash remains under investigation and charges could be pressed.