- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 13, 2014

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Authorities say a vehicle driven by an 85-year-old Portland woman slid 80 feet down an embankment and into a creek bed, and the woman escaped without an injury.

Lt. Steve Alexander of the Multnomah County Sheriff’s Office says the driver, Alva Mae Hurst, was disoriented when she called 9-1-1 late Tuesday.

Dispatchers were able to get an approximate location for the vehicle by tracing the cell phone’s GPS signal.

Deputies searching the dense forest heard the car horn, and Gresham fire personnel reached the vehicle through a private property.

Alexander says Hurst was extricated from the vehicle and sent home with a relative after being examined by paramedics.


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