Dramatic Rescue of Mom, Kids after Calif. Highway Crash

Their BMW was teetering on a freeway bridge after a gravel truck rear-ended it


 
 

| Friday, January 13, 2012


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Big Rig Driver Dead, Three Others Injured in Buellton Accident

Santa Barbara County Fire, Hazmat, water tenders, AMR, a battalion chief and helicopter all assisted.
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BUELLTON, Calif. (AP) — A mother and her two daughters have been rescued from a BMW teetering on a California freeway bridge after a gravel truck rear-ended their car and plunged into a creek, killing the trucker.

The Santa Barbara News Press (http://bit.ly/yK2aJT ) says the truck hit the 36-year-old woman's BMW at 2:40 p.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of U.S. Route 101 in rural Buellton, about 25 miles north of Santa Barbara.

The BMW struck the bridge railing and teetered over a 100-foot drop into the creek with Kelli Groves and two daughters, ages 10 and 10 months, trapped inside.

The San Juan Capistrano family was pulled out of their demolished car an hour later. They are hospitalized.

The trucker died when his rig crashed into the creek and burst into flames.

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Information from: Santa Barbara News-Press, http://www.newspress.com



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