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Woman Survives Horrible Car Accident

A 29-year-old Utah woman miraculously survived for two days trapped in a mangled car. While driving through American Fork Canyon, Spencer Dryden and Cleo Jackson stopped to take photos.
That's when they heard a woman's voice calling help. Dryden asked, "Do you really need help?" The woman responded "Yes, I need emergency help. Call 911 right now." Dryden walked down the steep mountainside to find the woman. His girlfriend then drove down the mountain to get reception and call for help.

Authorities later learned that Heather Blackwelder, 29, from Highland, plunged several hundred feet when her car veered off the steep and winding mountain road. Sgt. Spencer Cannon of the Utah County Sheriff's Office said, "This woman is lucky to be alive from the crash in the first place." Dryden found Blackwelder dirty, covered in dried blood and unable to move her arm or legs. She complained of back pain. The entire car was smashed -- except the driver's seat where Blackwelder was trapped.

They thought she had been trapped a few hours, but she told them it had been two days. Blackwelder suffered two broken legs as well as injuries to her neck and arms. The woman is expected to make a full recovery.

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