Woman rescued by bicyclist after car tumbles off Acadia road

August 28th, 2015 by admin Leave a reply »

ACADIA NATIONAL PARK, Maine — A Florida woman has been summoned on a federal charge of possession of marijuana after her car went off the Park Loop Road, fell 20 feet down a steep embankment and caught fire on Thursday, according to a park ranger.

A bicyclist from Argentina who witnessed the accident put out the flames with a fire extinguisher from a passing Island Explorer bus and then kicked out the rear window of the woman’s car and pulled her to safety, Ranger Chris Wiebusch said Friday.

The woman, Brenda McCabe, 57, of St. Petersburg, Florida, suffered only minor injuries in the accident, according to Wiebusch.

The accident occurred around 11 a.m. as McCabe was driving a 2016 Kia Sedona toward Otter Cliffs, the ranger said. Rangers are not sure how it happened, but Wiebusch said McCabe told them that she heard a loud noise just prior to her car rolling off the road.

“It took two coping stones with it and fell about 20 feet,” Wiebusch said of the vehicle, which came to rest on its driver’s side. “She heard a loud bang and the next thing she knew the vehicle was rolling off the cliff.”

Wiebusch said McCabe’s car may have drifted off the left side of the pavement and blown a tire, which then could have caused her car to veer over the edge.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Wiebusch said the quick thinking of the cyclist, whom rangers interviewed after the accident with the help of a translator,

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