SAN MATEO COUNTY, Calif. (KRON) — Four people were rescued after a Tesla they were traveling in careened off a roadway in San Mateo County on Monday afternoon, according to a statement from CalFire’s San Mateo and Santa Cruz Unit.
The vehicle was traveling along Hwy-1 near Devil’s Slide when it went over the side of a cliff and fell about 250 feet. First responders on the scene determined that the four people were trapped inside of the Tesla.
As the CHP’s Golden Gate Air Helicopter 30 responded to the crash, firefighters rappelled down the cliff and rescued the two children from the vehicle. H-30 then lowered a helicopter rescue technician down to the scene to extricate both adults from the vehicle.
According to @CAL_FIRE, a family of two adults and two children ages 9 and 4 survived this crash. Their car going off Route 1 and down a cliff near Devil’s Slide. @kron4news pic.twitter.com/bTE3t8Tvuc— Rob Nesbitt (@RobNesbittNews) January 2, 2023
Both adults were transferred to a Stanford Life Flight Helicopter. CHP San Francisco will be investigating the incident.
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CHP said the occupants of the vehicle have serious injuries.