Woman hospitalized after car plummets into ravine in Rock Creek Park

A woman is in the hospital after her car fell down a ravine in Rock Creek Park Tuesday afternoon.

D.C. Fire and EMS said the car left the road around 5 p.m. on Piney Branch Parkway — east of Beach Drive in Northwest D.C.

Crews had to rappel down into the ravine to rescue the woman trapped inside her crushed car.

D.C. Fire said she is expected to recover from her injuries.

Only one car was involved in the crash, and U.S. Park Police will be investigating the crash throughout Tuesday evening.

Luke Garrett

Luke Garrett is a D.C. native dedicated to journalism. He is a reporter and the creator, host and producer of the original WTOP podcast, “DMV Download.” The podcast debuted in 2022. On the show, Garrett takes a weekly look at the biggest stories and ideas in the D.C. region.

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