Camila VillafaƱe

By Camila VillafaƱe

LifeBuzz Staff

Woman Survives Crash Off Big Sur Cliff And Lives To Tell Her Story.

Her vehicle had completely shut down and all of her windows were closed, so she was trapped.

Without power, she couldn't use the automatic systems to roll down the windows and escape. So, she took off her seatbelt, grabbed a multi-tool kit near her front seat and tried smashing the driver-side window with it.

Her vehicle had completely shut down and all of her windows were closed, so she was trapped.

Angela Hernandez / Facebook

Eventually, Angela was able to break out of her car and then she jumped in the ocean.

She swam to the shore but lost consciousness. When she woke up, she looked around and saw that the sun was still out. Eventually, she realized what had happened and tried to survive on her own. She wrote on Facebook, "I found a 10-inch black hose that seemed to have fallen off of my vehicle during the crash. It fit perfectly in the front pocket of my sweater, so I kept it there. I walked farther south down the beach than I ever had before and heard a dripping sound. I looked up and saw a huge patch of moss with water dripping down from it. I caught the water in my hands and tasted it. It was fresh!!!! I collected as much as I could in my little hose and drank from it for maybe an hour." Fortunately, after seven days, Chelsea Moore and her husband, Chad, spotted her.

Eventually, Angela was able to break out of her car and then she jumped in the ocean.

Chad Moore

Angela called the days that followed a blur, but she remembers trying to find a way to call for help.

She had wrestled tiny crabs, climbed rocks and tried yelling off the top of her lungs to get the attention of people driving across the cliff. On her final morning, she woke up and saw Chelsea. Her husband, Chad, gave her water while Chelsea went to get help. Eventually, a rescue team arrived.

Angela called the days that followed a blur, but she remembers trying to find a way to call for help.

Monterey County Sheriff's Office

The rescue team was able to put her on a helicopter where they flew her to the nearest hospital.

At the hospital, she learned how serious her injuries were. She had suffered a brain hemorrhage, she had 4 fractured ribs, breaks and fractures of her collarbone. She also had ruptured blood vessels in both eyes, a collapsed lung, and intense sunburns on her face, hands, and feet.

The rescue team was able to put her on a helicopter where they flew her to the nearest hospital.

Angela Hernandez / Facebook

The injuries she sustained were bad, but she is well on her way to making a full recovery.

Angela posted to Facebook," I feel like I have everything I've ever wanted. I'm sitting here in the hospital, laughing with my sister until she makes broken bones hurt. I've met some of the most beautiful human beings that I think I'll ever meet in my entire life. I've experienced something so unique and terrifying to me that I can't imagine that there isn't a bigger purpose for me in this life. I don't know, you guys, life is incredible."

The injuries she sustained were bad, but she is well on her way to making a full recovery.

Angela Hernandez / Facebook

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