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California woman and four dogs rescued after being trapped in car for 7 hours

After her car skidded off California State Route 32 and fell 40 meters down a steep embankment, an Ukiah woman was left hanging upside down in the vehicle with four dogs inside for seven hours. Tina Milberger was driving between Chester and Chico on the edge of the Sierra at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 2 when her car went off the road, CalTrans said in a statement last week about the “horrific” accident. The accident happened when Milberger hit the brakes after she saw high beams coming around the corner, hit a patch of black ice and lost control, Milberger’s friend said in a GoFundMe post. Two CalTrans District 2 maintenance workers, Vic Baccala and Chuck Braswell, were clearing snow in the area early in the morning when they saw tire tracks turning off the edge of the freeway. They shined a flashlight down the hill into the vehicle, prompting Milberger to sound the car’s horn, CalTrans said. First responders were able to save Milberger and three of the four dogs with a rope system. Milberger was flown to a Chico hospital; A CalTrans spokesperson told SFGATE Monday that the victim suffered bruises and minor burns and is making a full recovery. The following day, CalTrans employee Shannon Kenyon learned from the nearby maintenance station in Chester that one of the dogs “Macho” was still missing. A dog lover, Kenyon spent the next three days searching and calling for Macho near the crash site. On November 5, as a storm approached the region, Kenyon set out to make one last attempt. “I walked over to the edge and yelled ‘macho,’ I went to where I could see down the hill and I saw something red moving,” Kenyon said, according to the statement. “I took a leap of faith, grabbed my gloves and went down the mountain.” Eventually, Kenyon found Macho in his red collar, snarling, scared and unable to move his hind legs near a creek. “I just remember saying to him, ‘You have to trust me. You have to trust me. You have to get out of here, you can’t stay here,'” Kenyon said. “So I reached out and put my arms around him and he let me pick him up, he just leaned into me and I walked up the hill with this 40+ pound dog.” The next day, Macho, a 10 month old old puppy reunited with his siblings and owner. The dog’s injuries included a crushed pelvis and legs, according to a GoFundMe set up to raise money to help macho walk again. CalTrans described the moment Macho was returned to his grateful owners as “a very emotional reunion.”

After her car skidded off California State Route 32 and fell 40 meters down a steep embankment, an Ukiah woman was left hanging upside down in the vehicle with four dogs inside for seven hours.

Tina Milberger was driving between Chester and Chico on the Sierra’s edge at 11:30 p.m. on Nov. 2 when her car went off the road, CalTrans said in a statement last week about the “horrific” accident. The accident happened when Milberger hit the brakes after she saw high beams coming around the corner, hit a patch of black ice and lost control, Milberger’s friend said in a GoFundMe post.

Two CalTrans District 2 maintenance workers, Vic Baccala and Chuck Braswell, were clearing snow in the area early in the morning when they saw tire tracks turning off the edge of the freeway. They shined a flashlight down the hill into the vehicle, prompting Milberger to sound the car’s horn, CalTrans said.

First responders were able to save Milberger and three of the four dogs with a rope system. Milberger was flown to a Chico hospital; A CalTrans spokesperson told SFGATE Monday that the victim suffered bruises and minor burns and is making a full recovery.

The following day, CalTrans employee Shannon Kenyon learned from the nearby maintenance station in Chester that one of the dogs, “Macho,” was still missing. A dog lover, Kenyon spent the next three days searching and calling out for macho near the crash site.

As a storm approached the region on November 5, Kenyon set out to make one last attempt.

“I walked over to the edge and yelled ‘macho,’ I went to where I could see down the hill and I saw something red moving,” Kenyon said, according to the statement. “I took a leap of faith, grabbed my gloves and headed down the mountain.”

Kenyon eventually found macho in his red collar, snarling, terrified, and unable to move his hind legs near a creek.

“I just remember saying to him, ‘You have to trust me. You have to trust me. You have to get out of here, you can’t stay here,'” Kenyon said. “So I reached out and put my arms around him and he let me pick him up, he just leaned into me and I walked up the hill with this 40+ pound dog.”

The following day Macho, a 10 month old puppy, was reunited with his siblings and owner. The dog’s injuries included a crushed pelvis and legs, according to a GoFundMe set up to raise money to help macho walk again. CalTrans described the moment Macho was returned to his grateful owners as “a very emotional reunion.”

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