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Alabama woman found alive in the forest, 35 hours after car accident

Lisa Holman, 45, was found alive in the woods for 35 hours after crashing her car in an embankment.

(Pelham, Ala., Police/ Facebook)

An Alabama woman is home safe with her family after being found in the forest 35 hours after a car accident in which she sustained serious injuries.

Lisa Holman, 45, was visiting a friend when she lost control of her car and crashed around 10 a.m. Friday, a 20-foot embankment.

Her sister Kathy Holman, told AL.com that she knew she had to get out of the car in the event of an explosion, but was so disoriented that “began head 180 degrees of the road.”

Search-and-rescue teams to look for Holman, but the search for the night on Saturday.

It was not until Sunday morning that volunteers found Holman after she answered their calls. She was 700 yards from the crash site.

Her family in a statement to the Pelham Police department would like to thank all the search-and-rescue teams and local volunteers.

“We express our great appreciation for the coordinated effort by the Pelham Police Department, Pelham Fire department and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office,” the statement read. “She led this rescue operation not only with a determined perseverance, but also with real compassion.”

Holman suffered a broken collarbone, six broken ribs, a ruptured spleen and a broken vertebra C7, the Daily News reported.

Her family shared photos of Holman the meeting a number of the first responders who helped to save her.

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