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Prius Plunges Off Cliff at Fort Funston

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A Prius drove off the cliffs at Fort Funston on Christmas morning.  The car plunged 120 feet and landed on the beach bellow, these photos of the wreck were taken on Sunday.

SF Firefighters rescued the woman driver, who survived and was taken to the hospital in serious condition.

According to Fire Department spokesman Jonathan Lambert, rescue crews reached the scene by rope ladder and by air within minutes of the accident, shortly after 8 a.m., and were able to remove the woman from the car.   Lambert also said the woman was conscious and talked to her rescuers. No one else was in the vehicle.  They did not need to air evac the wounded woman.


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We don’t know why the car was left on the beach, it may be because it was logistically difficult to remove it during a holiday.  According to first responders, the woman was taken to the trauma center at San Francisco General Hospital. The cause of the accident was unknown and the woman’s name has not been released.

SF Fire Department images and video on day of the rescue:

View from the top of Fort Funston:

View from where the vehicle left the cliff, approx 120ft above the beach. Image by @alexmaksf

The cliff’s edge is about 100 yards from the Fort Funston Beach parking lot.  No public statement as to the cause of the accident has been given.

Fort Funston view  .Image by @alexmaksf

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