By Brian O’Shea, Plateau Daily News
A 27-year-old Franklin resident avoided serious injury after she flipped her car on her way out of Highlands and veered off NC 64 near Oak Street on Saturday afternoon.
Highlands Fire & Rescue Assistant Chief Robbie Forrester said the driver was traveling towards Franklin and did not follow the curve of the road.
She crossed into the opposing lane of traffic and continued into the bank along the roadside.
Forrester said the car slid along the steep bank for an estimated 50 feet before coming to a stop upside down.
Highlands Police Chief Andrea Holland estimated the vehicle was traveling over 45 mph and the driver has been charged with Driving While Impaired.
Pictured at the top of the article is a vehicle that veered off NC 64 slid approx. 50 feet along the road bank before coming to a rest upside down on Saturday.