Dois ciclistas que desciam a Highway 9, viram e socorreram um motorista da UPS que pedia por socorro, depois de se ter despistado e ficar preso no fundo de uma ravina da Califórnia.
“I wish I knew who the cyclists were.
Highway 9 is a fairly popular cycling route for road cyclists in spite of the busy traffic and narrow lanes. It rises from Saratoga, California in the foothills to provide dramatic views of Silicon Valley.
It’s a fun, scenic ride, and it’s not uncommon for motoring enthusiasts to misjudge their abilities and careen from their lane. This apparently happened Tuesday, February 8 a little after noon, when a UPS driver lost control of his truck south of Highway 35 and tumbled 200 feet down the cliff below. Nobody, apparently, saw it happen. A pair of cyclists coasting downhill saw the wreckage from the road. Neither had a phone on him (wha?), so they flagged down a passing red Corvette.
The UPS driver was lifted up and out and taken away in an ambulance. Highway 9 was closed for seven hours as it took work crews that long to get to the site of the wreck and extricate the wreckage (and maybe collect packages) from the hillside.
If it wasn’t for the cyclists who knows how long the UPS driver might have been trapped at the bottom of the hill. Via California Highway Patrol dispatch and local radio traffic reports.”