The collision happened on a dangerous portion of the Pacific Coast Highway in Northern California known as the “Devil’s Slide.”
The survival of the residents was a “absolute miracle,” according to Brian Pottenger, Battalion Chief with the Coastside Fire Protection District Cal/Fire. “We go there all the time for cars over the cliff and they never live. The car seats actually did their job. Amazingly, they stayed in place. They were intact, and there was no damage to them,” he stated.
The occupants inside had been identified as Pasadena resident Dr. Dharmesh A. Patel, his wife Neha, and their two children, a boy and a girl, ages 4 and 7. The two kids were in decent condition despite having musculoskeletal issues. Despite being brought to the hospital for evaluation, the parents did not sustain any injuries that were life-threatening. All of the family members were rescued from danger because of the quick and courageous acts of emergency service professionals.
The dad was reportedly put into San Mateo County Jail after being discharged from the hospital, according to fresh reports from the continuing inquiry. Dharmesh was detained for attempted murder and child abuse since officials believed the incident was intentional based on the information gathered.
However, we give thanks to God for surviving the family and praise Him for shielding the children.