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Swiss 51-year-old driver survives 20-metre car leap after accident

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Swiss 51-year-old driver survives 20-metre car leap after accident
The car after the accident. Photo: Graubunden cantonal police.
12:30 CEST+02:00
A lucky driver survived an incredible leap after her car came off the road.

The 51-year-old woman came off the road near the municipality of Sarn on the afternoon of Wednesday April 10th. 

After losing control of the car on the Ausser-Heinzenberg-Strasse in Sarn, the driver drove down an embankment for 150 metres. The car then flew for 20 metres before landing on its roof, according to a statement (DE) by police in the canton of Graubunden. 

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Rescue and emergency services vehicles below the embankment at the scene of the accident. Photo: Graubunden cantonal police. 

While the car was completely destroyed, the driver miraculously was not seriously injured. She was taken by helicopter to Graubunden Hospital in Chur after being rescued by a team of 15 emergency services personnel. 

The exact cause of the accident is being investigated by the Graubunden cantonal police. 

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