Teen's car plunges 60 feet onto I-95

March 24, 2011 3:13:23 PM PDT
A 19-year-old woman escaped with bruises and a broken arm after her car plunged onto a busy highway.

"It was really scary. It felt like a dream almost, like it didn't feel real," Kloos said.

19-year-old Alexa Kloos of Levittown was driving to meet friends for a bowling date at around 6:00 p.m. Wednesday when she lost control of her car near the Durham Road overpass along I-95 in Middletown.

The vehicle hopped a concrete abutment and crashed through a fence before plunging 60 feet upside down onto a grassy median, inches away from the lanes of northbound 95.

To add to the terror of what was happening, Alexa says the vehicle teetered on top of the overpass briefly before it actually flipped.

"I didn't scream, I was just in shock, I think. It just slowly tipped over and I just saw the ground coming towards me and I knew I was going to land upside down," Alexa said.

Emergency responders had to help extract Alexa from the flattened vehicle with the Jaws of Life.

Amazingly, the Bucks County College engineering major suffered only a broken wrist and a small broken bone in her neck. She's also received some scrapes on her forehead from the impact and some bruises on her neck.

Everyone is convinced what saved her was her seatbelt.

"She's a poster girl for seatbelts. She should be doing commercials for wearing your seatbelt because she survived because she had her seatbelt on," Alexa's mother Sandy Kloos said.

Surrounded by family at St. Mary Medical Center, Alexa recalled after unbuckling herself and still trapped in the car she called her dad on her cell phone to tell him what happened.

"She just called me and said I was in an accident, I'm upside down on 95 and I need you here," Alexa's father Kyle Kloos said.

"I'm very, very grateful that I'm alive. It's unbelievable," Alexa said.