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Woman taken to hospital after car goes down embankment in Durham

May 20, 2019 GMT

A 20-year-old woman was taken to a hospital Sunday morning after a car went down an embankment in Durham.

The woman, whose name wasn’t released, was westbound on University Drive through the intersection of Shannon Road when she lost control of her vehicle and drove onto a sidewalk and through fence before the vehicle plunged about 100 feet down an embankment behind Sam’s Club at 4005 Durham Chapel Hill Blvd, police said.

The vehicle came to rest on the driver’s side against two trees near the bottom of the embankment.

The woman was taken to Duke University Hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.


The crash remains under investigation.

On Thursday, a woman survived after her car plunged 25 feet down a ravine in east Raleigh. Officials said a woman was trying to park in a parking lot off Poole Road when she accidentally hit her gas pedal in reverse, sending her car through a fence and down a ravine. The car landed on all four tires.