Woman rescued after trapped in wrecked car for 40 hours

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Bloomington Police say a woman was trapped in her wrecked car for nearly two days before rescuers reached her.

WTHR-TV reports 69-year-old Evelyn Thrasher was stuck when her car veered off a road Friday afternoon, went down an embankment and became wedged between two trees.

Police say Thrasher could not open the car doors and the vehicle went undetected even though it was just feet from the road.

She honked the horn but no one took notice until Terri Boas called police Sunday morning. Boas says she heard the honking for a while but she decided to take action when it seemed to take on more urgency, "like someone might be in distress."

Rescuers reached Thrasher 40 hours after the crash. She wasn't seriously hurt.


Information from: WTHR-TV.

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