Two rescued after car plunges 300 feet off Arizona cliff, leaving passenger 'trapped upside down'

Two people were rescued after their car plunged 300 feet off a cliff in Arizona.

The accident took place off State Route 88 near Apache Junction in Pinal County just after 9 p.m. Monday, Superstition Firefighters, said in a social media post Tuesday.

Authorities said one of the vehicle's occupants was able to get out of the car, while the other remained "trapped upside down in the bottom of the canyon" until he was rescued using a helicopter.

The fire department said crew members were "able to extract the occupants, provide medical care, and package the patient."

Both occupants were then transported to a local hospital and are in stable condition, the Superstition Fire & Medical District said.

While authorities did not state the cause behind the accident, Superstition Fire and Medical District cautioned drivers to be careful on the highway.

"State Route 88 is beautiful but can be a very dangerous road if the speed limit and other cautions are not taken," the department said. "Please drive safe!"

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