Oregon teen survives canal crash

NC_canalcrasha0823_1500x845Prineville, Ore. (KTVZ) — A 16-year-old Oregon girl whose car left the highway west of Prineville Monday morning and flipped upside down in an irrigation canal is home, bruised but safe, and thankful for two passing motorists who came to her rescue and may have saved her life.

“I probably would have drowned, honestly,” said Hayley Fast.

Hayley said she went to switch the radio station, and when she looked up, she was too far off the road. She then over-corrected her steering and drifted into the canal.

“I remember it flipping — it flipped hard and fast, and then all of a sudden, water washed in everywhere,” Hayley recalls.

The teen went to undo her seat belt, but it was locked; which left her fighting for her life.

“I just pushed up enough so I could get my mouth over the water enough to breathe,” she says.

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