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Car Occupants Survive Daly City Cliff Plunge; 1 Hurt

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Rescue crews save a driver from a car off a cliff in Daly City, December 11, 2012. (CBS)

Rescue crews save a driver from a car off a cliff in Daly City, December 11, 2012. (CBS)

DALY CITY (CBS SF) — All lanes reopened on Skyline Boulevard in Daly City Tuesday morning after rescue crews worked to save the occupant of a vehicle that drove 300-feet over a cliff, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The collision on state Highway 35, or Skyline Boulevard, was reported near Olympic Way, just south of San Francisco at 4:22 a.m., according to the CHP.

The North County Fire Authority said fire crews set up a cliff rescue operation using a winch to gain access to the victim.

The victim was carried to the top of the bluff and transported to a local hospital for with moderate to major injuries.

A second occupant of the vehicle was able to get without assistance and suffered only minor injuries.

The roadway was open in both directions Tuesday morning, according to the CHP.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco and Bay City News Service. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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