GUADALUPE, Calif.- A car flips and crashes off a cliff at Harris Grade after the car's brakes lock. The miraculous part of it all is the driver and passenger of Guadalupe were able to walk away from what could have been a deadly crash.
"I remember once we started to roll I felt my head just smack back to the seat," said Alexander Orellna, the driver.
Alexander Ornella and Andrew Alvarez says it all happened so fast. They were driving home from Lompoc on Harris Grade Road when Ornella's 95 Madza Miata's brakes locked.
"It all happened so quick that I didn't really have time to respond it was just automatically going down hill and just held on," said Orellna.
Ornella and Alvarez say they were holding on for their lives as their car flipped over 5 times landing 200 feet below a steep cliff.
Orellna explained the moment after the crash and said, "I looked back at the car and was like oh my god!"
Their smart decision they made before getting in the car is what saved them.
"If we didn't have our seat belts on we would have died for sure," said Andrew Alvarez, the passenger.
The road Ornella and Alvarez were driving is no stranger to accidents. Santa Barbara County Fire Department says they respond to as many as 50 crashes on Harris Grade Road per year.
As for Ornella and Alvarez, they did go to the hospital but only for an hour and left with a few scrapes and bruises.
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