Rescuers pull woman, 6-year-old son, from car dangling from Florida overpass

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A woman and her six-year-old son were pulled from a car hanging from a highway overpass Sunday. (WLS)

A 27-yearold woman and her six-year-old son were rescued from an overturned car dangling from an overpass embankment in Orange County, Florida Sunday.

The woman, identified as Lucilinda Quiles, was driving a 2015 Mazsa westbound on State Road 408 shortly before 11 a.m. when she veered into a grassy median and struck a barrier, police said. After hitting the barrier, the car flipped onto an overpass embankment.

The highway was shut down for more than an hour as firefighters tried to save the woman and boy, Ayden Williams, who was strapped into a carseat. Both were hospitalized with minor injuries after being pulled from the car.

Quiles' mother said she and her son are banged up but OK. She said Lucilinda was hospitalized with a broken nose and other non-life threatening injuries. Quiles' mother said Ayden had his arm in a sling and that his hand or fingers may have been hurt.

The Florida Highway Patrol's report said alcohol was not involved.

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