Woman, 85, unhurt after car goes down embankment

Alva Mae Hurst went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads

Alva Mae Hurst, 85, was unhurt when she went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads, Aug. 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Alva Mae Hurst, 85, was unhurt when she went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads, Aug. 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN 6) — An 85-year-old woman was not hurt after her car went down an 80-foot embankment into a creek bed.

Alva Mae Hurst went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday, authorities said. She went down the embankment and into heavy brush.

Alva Mae Hurst, 85, was unhurt when she went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads, Aug. 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)
Alva Mae Hurst, 85, was unhurt when she went off the road in the area of SE Division and Troutdale roads, Aug. 12, 2014 (KOIN 6 News)

She called 911 from her cell phone and rescuers used her phone’s GPS to find her. When they arrived, they heard her car’s horn and pinpointed her exact location.

Rescuers were able to get her out of the car and returned her safely to a family member. Officials said she was disoriented and unsure of where she was but otherwise unhurt.

Roads in that area were wet from the rain earlier in the day.

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