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Teenage Girl’s Car Slides Off Bridge, Falls On Highway Below

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010 at 10:55 am

A teenage girl escaped with minor injuries Tuesday (Nov. 30) morning after her vehicle went off a bridge and onto a busy highway below.

According to the State Patrol, the 16-year old girl was on County Road 38 in Apple Valley when she lost control, traveled up a snow bank, went off the bridge and landed on Highway 77.

WCCO of Minneapolis reported that the car, on its roof, was partially in the southbound lanes of traffic. Thankfully, no one below was hit.

Troopers told WCCO that when they got to the scene, the teen was trapped in her car. A state trooper was able to free her, but the window had to be smashed in order to pull her out. She told troopers her neck hurt.

She was hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries, and apparently her seat belt is what stopped the accident from being worse.

Troopers told reporters that there was snow piled up along the guard wall, and that acted like a ramp, allowing the vehicle to go up and over the wall.

The girl is a student at East View High School.

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