FALMOUTH, Mass. — A women suffered minor injuries in Falmouth after her SUV rolled off the road, stopping short just feet from the ocean.
Deborah Moore, 48, was driving up Falmouth Heights Road and failed to navigate the left-hand bend in the street. Instead, her SUV crashed through a guardrail at around 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The vehicle struck a tree and slid 50 feet down an embankment before coming to a halt near the water’s edge at Vineyard Sound.
Moore apparently escaped through the sunroof and even called police herself.
“We’re not sure if it was her not paying attention or that she might have just blacked out,” said Officer Charles Marken of the Falmouth Police Department.
She was taken and later released from Falmouth Hospital. Moore’s decision to wear her seatbelt likely prevented her from suffering more severe injuries, according to authorities.
“It was sideways, jammed right in. The whole front was squished in,” said Adele Giabbi, who runs the Sea View B&B and heard the accident happen.
Giabbi thought a car had struck her house when she first heard the crash. Then, she noticed the broken guardrail.
“I really didn’t know what it was. I was frightened,” said Giabbi.
Moore will not receive a ticket in connection with the accident.
Crews needed a few hours to pull Moore’s SUV back up to the street.
Moore declined to speak to 7NEWS, stating through a friend that she is too shaken up to talk about the incident at this time.