A woman, who endured almost five days trapped in her pickup truck following a crash along Mt. Baldy Road, situated north of Claremont and Upland, experienced a rescue mission after a group of hikers identified the wreckage on Sunday, January 7.
At approximately 12:30 p.m., the hikers informed authorities about a Ford Ranger that had crashed off the side of Mt. Baldy Road, near mile marker 3.30, as reported by Los Angeles County Fire Inspector Fred Fielding. The truck had descended into the canyon, and upon the arrival of firefighters, they successfully extricated the driver.
Providing an account at the scene, the woman shared that she was driving north on the road on Wednesday night when a deer unexpectedly ran into the middle of the road, leading her to swerve and ultimately crash, according to Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. William Fillpot.
The woman was promptly transported to a hospital and was reported to be in stable condition, according to Fielding.
As of now, there is no immediate update on her condition, and information regarding the specifics of how she survived remains unavailable.