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CHP Blames Texting for Fiery Crash Near Twin Lakes Beach

The 19-year-old Morgan Hill woman was booked for DUI following the wreck on East Cliff Drive.

A 19-year-old woman who was apparently texting while driving had to be rescued from a fiery crash near Twin Lake State Beach Tuesday evening, the California Highway Patrol reported.

Brianna Delaney of Morgan Hill was driving westbound on East Cliff Drive west of Prospect Street around 9:36 p.m. when she lost control of her 2006 Mercury Milan and crashed into a tree, according to the CHP.

The car burst into flames.

The force of the impact trapped the teen in her burnng car. CHP officer Chad Jessee yanked her out of the vehicle through the back seat and extinguished the flames, according to the CHP.

Delaney was taken to Dominican Hospital to be treated for moderate injuries, then arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence.

East Cliff Drive was closed for about 40 minutes to deal with the accident.

Karen Kefauver January 16, 2013 at 06:30 PM
My friend Sean witnessed the accident, arrived first on the scene and was the one to summon an officer. He handed her through the passenger side rear door to the officer and later retrieved her keys and some of her belongings.
Brad Kava January 16, 2013 at 09:05 PM
WOW. Glad he was there to help.
Lawrence Azzaro January 17, 2013 at 08:19 PM
Sounds like the hero was Sean !!! Nice that the CHP was on scene... Two nights in a row with excitement at the beach !!!

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