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Updated: Mequon woman survives dramatic crash in England

Mequon resident Jane Lukic was airlifted from the Wrynose Mountain Pass in Cumbria, England on Friday after her car rolled approximately 500 feet downhill. Credit: Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.

Mequon resident Jane Lukic was airlifted from the Wrynose Mountain Pass in Cumbria, England on Friday after her car rolled approximately 500 feet downhill. Credit: Langdale and Ambleside Mountain Rescue Team.

Sept. 4, 2013

Jane Lukic, a 60-year-old Mequon resident, was released from a hospital in England on Tuesday after rolling her car almost 500 feet down one of the steepest roads in England.

According to English newspaper The Westmorland Gazette, the accident occurred around 1:30 p.m. Friday in the steep terrain of a mountain pass in the Lake District National Park in Cumbria, England. 

Lukic’s ex-husband, Chris Kegel, said Wednesday the belief is a tire blew on her rental car, causing her to leave the roadway before tumbling down a hillside and eventually coming to a stop about 500 feet downhill. Multiple fire departments and a volunteer mountain rescue team were involved in the operation, which required the rental car to be cut open before she was taken to a nearby hospital by helicopter.

Remarkably, Lukic suffered only a broken arm, bruising, and a slight concussion, Kegel said.

“It’s amazing. If she would have been in an old-technology car, she wouldn’t have been alive,” Kegel said. “It’s a miracle that she had her seat belt on and was able to sustain this crash with only minor injuries.

“She’s in good spirits and doing well, and happy to be alive.”

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