A female motorist survived a plunge of several metres down an embankment on Thursday off the AP-7 motorway on the Costa Blanca.

Her vehicle careered off the motorway between Altea and Benidorm and went down a slope.

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The driver phoned emergency services at 7.24 am.

She was trapped inside her overturned vehicle.

A drone was deployed by Benidorm’s Policia Local to locate the car.

Firefighters released the motorist and she was taken in a SAMU ambulance to the Marina Baixa Hospital in Villajoyosa.

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No more details were provided about the driver except for her condition being described as serious.

It’s not known what caused her car to veer off the AP-7.

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