Oregon Woman Shares Her Survival Story of Car Crash on Remote California Beach
An Oregon woman is sharing her survivor story Tuesday morning after being stranded for a week on a rocky, remote California beach.
Last week 23-year old Angela Hernandez was driving along the Big Star coastline when she swerved to avoid hitting an animal.
Hernandez was trapped in her car with a brain hemorrhage, 6 broken bones and a collapsed lung, but didn’t give up.
She says she found a multi-tool kit in her car and started hitting the driver-side window until it broke, she then swam to shore.
Heavy fog and poor cell service kept rescue teams from finding her until two hikers spotted the wreckage of her Jeep seven days later, and found her 1 mile from the crash site.
She survived only on water which she found in a natural spring and drank from a radiator hose.
Police say Hernandez had to fight to stay alive and most people wouldn’t have lasted as long as Angela.