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Illinois driver survives 100-foot fall in Iowa

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | 10:42 a.m. CDT

BURLINGTON, Iowa — Police in Burlington, Iowa, said the Illinois driver of a car that slid off a road and dropped 100 feet to the road below survived the crash with minor injuries.

Tomas Donaciano of Pana, Ill., was injured in the southeastern Iowa city Saturday when his 2003 Ford Mustang landed on its top. Police said Donaciano was driving on a street on a bluff when he hit a parked truck.

Sgt. Bill Venvertloh said Donaciano's car then went through metal barricades at the end of a dead-end street and off the bluff. The car dropped 100 feet through some trees and onto the road, after which it slid into a guard rail.

Authorities said Donaciano's left hand was pinned and crews had to lift the car to free him and take him to the hospital.

 


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