This Monday, the California Highway Patrol managed to rescue four people alive, including two children, after the Tesla car in which they were traveling fell off a cliff of at least 76 meters high, on a beach known as Devil's Slide (Devil's Slide).
To help the victims, the rescuers had to rappel down the steep shoreline to the area of the incident, a few meters from the sea.
Initially, the situation had been treated as an accident, but new information emerged on Tuesday, when the authorities arrested the 41-year-old driver, for allegedly having intentionally thrown the vehicle into a vacuum.
On board were an adult woman, a 9-year-old boy and a 4-year-old girl. So far, the links between the occupants of the Tesla have not been confirmed.
Previously, the San Mateo County Sheriff's Office had reported that the victims had minor injuries, but their injuries have since been confirmed to be serious.
The driver faces charges of attempted murder and child endangerment, and will be transferred to prison after completing his treatment at the hospital.
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