An injured mother and her three-year-old daughter were rescued from a damaged car in Milpitas Tuesday after the car skidded off an embankment into a creek, according to Milpitas police and fire officials.
The mother was driving on Calaveras Road two miles east of Highway 880 when her car went off the road and fell about six feet into a creek, said Milpitas police Sgt. Frank Morales.
The Milpitas Fire Department was dispatched at 12:44 p.m. and found a badly damaged small sedan with a woman suffering moderate to major injuries and a girl with minor injuries, firefighters said.
Firefighters immediately removed the girl from a child safety seat and took about 15 minutes to remove the mother using a basket stretcher with ropes to bring her up the embankment to the road.
The operation involved seven fire personnel and Milpitas police closed off Calaveras until the rescue was completed, firefighters said.
The 29-year-old mother was taken to a hospital with and is expected to survive her injuries, Morales said.
A passerby reported the accident to emergency responders, Morales said.
“You could clearly see the car from the street,” Morales said.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation, he said.
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