Driver Damn Lucky to be Alive Tonight

This evening at 11:17 PM a driver of a Volvo C70 convertible, left Purnell Road at Holly Forest Rd and jumped over a ravine that looked to be ten feet deep, missing two trees in the flight.

A relatively crappy satellite photo showing the ditch, marked with arrows, and an X to approximate where the car came to rest.
A relatively crappy satellite photo showing the ditch, marked with arrows, and an X to approximate where the car came to rest.

Apparently the vehicle had enough speed to continue it’s forward momentum over the deep ravine and after striking the far slope of the ravine, the car flipped over.

Wake Forest Firefighter Aaron Cashwell just happened to be in the area and was the first firefighter on the scene and was on the ground with his head in the car when I arrived. The trucks for the Wake Forest Fire Department rolled up moments later. And cars from the Wake Forest Police Department were on the scene as well.

With assistance from firefighters and Wake EMS paramedics the skinny driver managed to wiggle out from under the overturned car and walked to the ambulance where he was evaluated and driven away by Wake EMS.

A lone childs booster seat lays on the side of the road after being ejected from the accident.
A lone childs booster seat lays on the side of the road after being ejected from the accident.

It was determined the driver was the only occupant of the car but two child booster seats were found. One was flung from the vehicle and the second was underneath the car.

Both firefighters and police officers searched the nearby area and woods to make sure no child had been thrown from the car.

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