A pair of cyclists riding downhill on Highway 9 spot an overturned UPS truck in a ravine, call for help.
Updated with more details. Thank you to Taylor for the additional info.
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.
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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 the driver of a red Corvette had more car than he could handle, rear-ended a UPS truck, and pushed the truck off of the road a little south of Highway 35. The truck tumbled 200 feet down the cliff below. A pair of cyclists coasting downhill saw the aftermath. Neither had a phone on him (wha?), so they flagged down a passing motorist, and then climbed down the cliff to help the driver.
The UPS driver — who, amazingly, suffered only bumps and bruises — 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.
Via California Highway Patrol dispatch and local radio traffic reports.