ORLANDO (NBC) — A dangerous drive left a mother and her 6-year-old son in a car dangling from a highway overpass in Florida.

According to witnesses, the car lost control just and drove off into the median on a highway, just before 11 a.m. on Sunday.

The car then went over the concrete barrier.

Inside that car was a 27-year-old woman and her 6-year-old son.

Rescuers said their first concern was to make sure the didn’t tumble another 20 feet down onto the road below.

“It did have the potential to slide,” said Orange County Fire Chief Christopher Henesy.

The firefighters said their training kicked in and they used a system of webs and slings to secure the vehicle and keep it from falling any further.


Rescuers then broke the back window of the car to pull the mother and son out safely.

Paramedics said the two only had minor injuries and remained calm.

“They seemed to be shaken but not too, not too upset,” said Jeff Hansen of the Orange County Fire Rescue.

The highway patrol charged the mother with careless driving.

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