It was a complete mystery to her family; Robin Fancher left in her car to go to the post office on Wednesday April 17 – but never returned.
The Alabama woman was reported missing three days later, her family feared she may have been kidnapped.
Five days after she went missing a passerby spotted the wreck of a car barely visible off the highway and alerted police.
Her concerned family reported her missing days after she was last seen heading to a post office in a Mitsubishi sedan car, according to the Associated Press.
Then around noon on Monday, a passerby spotted her car in the ditch off the road in the woods.
First responders struggled to find her car as it was barely visible in tall grass at the side of the road.
Pinned against the driver’s door
When first responders found mom Robin she was awake and pinned to the car door in such a way she couldn’t get out on her own.
Chief Pete Webb, from Dothan Fire Department, told ABC News, “the main challenges was where the car was and where the victim was pinned against the driver’s door.
“It was off the road and it was difficult to get the car to pull around her.”
Crews from five agencies worked for over an hour to free her, according to the news agency AP.
So many cars must have traveled past this car wreckage before someone spotted her.
Robin suffered multiple injuries and is now recovering in hospital.
Police said they don’t believe weather was a factor in the crash and have yet to say how she survived for five days.
Watch the incredible rescue of this very lucky woman in the video below:
It’s a miracle that this woman survived so long in the wreck of a car. We wish Robin a speedy recovery.
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