May 18, 2019 7:15 pm

Woman rescued after car goes over embankment in Chilliwack

Chilliwack Search and Rescue crews assist police and firefighters to pull a woman from her car that went over an embankment in the Chilliwack River Valley late Friday night.

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A woman is lucky to be alive after her vehicle went over an embankment in the Chilliwack River Valley late Friday night.

RCMP say they were called to the rural area near Chilliwack Lake Road and Borden Creek Forest Service Road around 10 p.m.

Sgt. Gerry Hansom told Global News the area is popular for recreational vehicles and campers.

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Search and rescue crews were called to the scene, as police and fire crews couldn’t make it down to the vehicle because of the steep terrain.

Rescue workers were able to get to the woman and pulled her out of the vehicle, bringing her back onto the road to safety.

Hansom said the woman was taken to hospital in ambulance with unknown injuries.

The cause of the crash has not been determined.

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