Three cheat death as tree narrowly stops car from plunging down 50ft ravine

A narrow escape in Brazil as a car teeters on a ravine’s edge, halted by a tree. Three occupants survive, emphasizing the importance of road safety.
the Honda Civic which lost control and veered off the roadway and plunging a 50ft ravine.
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Three people cheated death after a tree stopped their car from plunging a 50ft ravine.

The driver of the Honda Civic lost control and veered off the roadway around 3 pm yesterday (10 Dec).

Incredibly, the motor hit a tree just before it could plunge a terrifying drop.

A rear wheel snagged on the trunk, leaving the car dangling dangerously over the void in Balsa Nova, Brazil.

the Honda Civic which lost control and veered off the roadway and plunging a 50ft ravine.
The car on the tree. (Picture: Jam Press)

Lieutenant Latuf of the Fire Department told local media: “One of the wheels ended up propped up by a tree trunk near the ravine.

“And it was only because of this wheel that the car didn’t fall further.

“The ravine is tall, at least about 15 metres of a drop.”

Two women, aged 51 and 61, and a 47-year-old man were in the vehicle at the time.

The driver managed to get out on her own and called for help.

Firemen, paramedics, and police promptly arrived on the scene.

Lt Latuf said: “Three victims were attended to. One managed to get out on her own, and it was she who called for help.

“We had to cut off the entire roof of the car to get the others out. One of them, a man, is in serious condition.”

A helicopter took them from the accident scene at kilometre 129 of the BR-277 motorway to a hospital in nearby Curitiba.

helicopter evacuating the people from the car accident, which lost control and veered off the roadway and plunging a 50ft ravine.
Emergency services at the accident. (Picture: Jam Press)

They are being treated for their injuries, local media report.

The driver had a valid license and the car was in good condition at the time of the accident.

The causes will be investigated by the authorities.

Lt Latuf said: “Certainly, anyone who looks at this if they don’t believe in God, might just start believing.”

Road users are calling for additional accident prevention measures on the stretch where the incident occurred, local media report.

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