A driver with a lengthy history of trouble on the road found herself suspended 10 feet in the air Tuesday morning following a bizarre accident on a Utah road.
Jeris Herrera, 33, swerved into oncoming traffic to avoid something in the road, swerved again and then drove up a curb, onto a sidewalk, hit a mailbox, flattened a bus-stop sign and a garbage can, barreled through a chain-link fence and then became entangled in the guy wire of a power pole.
The front end of her silver Nissan Infiniti sedan caught on the wire and hung in the air.
Police told KSL-TV in there were no skid marks throughout the 100-yard scene, which indicated that Herrera did not attempt to brake. She was cited for investigation of careless driving.
"I don't recall what happened, really," she told the television station. "I don't know if it was something, a garbage, a garbage can? I'm not really sure what it was."
Nobody was injured in the accident, which occurred in the Salt Lake City suburb of Holladay, although power was knocked out in the neighborhood where the accident occurred.
Accidents like this have become more preventable in recent years with the advent of collision-avoidance technology, which includes everything from lane-departure warnings to system that deploy brake pressure when they sense an obstacle ahead. AOL Autos recently profiled some of the latest collision-avoided technology advances.
The accident wasn't Herrera's first brush with traffic violations. She was cited for driving with expired registration and possession of drug paraphernalia last month, and earlier this year she took a plea in abeyance for driving with expired registration in 2010, according to The Deseret News.
In 2005, she pled no contest to reckless driving as well as no contest to a charge of improper lane change after police said she was driving on the wrong side of the road.