An Oregon woman survived almost a week after her vehicle reportedly plunged some 200 feet off a seaside California cliff.
Hernandez wrote about the ordeal on her Facebook page, describing the days she spent walking up and down the beach, climbing on rocks to try to find help and collecting fresh water dripping from the top of the cliffs to drink.
Hernandez told authorities she swerved to avoid hitting an animal the morning of July 6 along the winding stretch of Highway 1.
Hernandez said she suffered a brain hemorrhage, fractured ribs, broken and fractured collar bones, a collapsed lung, ruptured blood vessels in her eyes and intense sunburns.
She survived the crash that completely destroyed her vehicle and left her with a shoulder injury, but was trapped on the remote beach by herself.
"A couple found her lying there and immediately called for help". "Even after I walked with her for like five minutes she's like, 'I can't tell if I'm dreaming or not'".
Photos posted on Facebook showed Hernandez sitting on the rocky coastline as she received medical care. "She's a fighter and she fought this long and she will continue to".
Isabel Hernandez set up a GoFundMe to help with her sister's medical costs and buy her a new auto, which had reached $3,470 of its $6,000 goal by Sunday morning. It's not going to be an easy recovery.
Hernandez was transported by helicopter to a hospital in Templeton, where she is in fair and stable condition.
Sheriffs said she had told her sister she would stay overnight in a vehicle park before continuing her journey the next morning, but they had not heard from her after 6 July.
Angela Hernandez does not remember much about the accident - plummeting down, down, down an oceanside cliff in central California.
By the third day, Hernandez's jeans were torn, her socks had holes and she knew she was dehydrated. Her phone goes straight to voicemail. She broke a window to escape her vehicle. She and her husband were hiking and looking for places to fish.
"I just want to thank everybody, everybody". This is very traumatic and will be a slow recovery process, ' her sister Isabel wrote.