H-SANTA BARBARA COUNTY

Aug 29, 2013 10:46 PM by Ed Zuchelli, KSBY News

Santa Barbara County Firefighters rappel down hillside to rescue car crash victim

The Santa Barbara County Fire Department rescued a woman who drove a vehicle off the road near Lompoc.

The incident happened on Jalama Road, about eight miles in from Highway 1 around 6:44 Thursday evening.

The car went 50 feet down the hillside.

Fire officials say the person inside the car suffered serious injuries.

Firefighters used a rope system to rappel down, treat the victim and bring her back up the hillside.

She was airlifted to a local hospital.

The accident is under investigation by the CHP.

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