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BAY VILLAGE, Ohio-- Police said it was a driving lesson gone wrong on Saturday, after a 23-year-old woman explained she accidentally drove off a steep ravine.

The driver-in-training said she unfortunately hit the gas pedal when she should have used the brake. Authorities said the car accelerated and fell off into some trees, which was a drop of about 30 feet.

This accident happened near the Dwyer Memorial Senior Center, in the Cahoon Park area off of Dover Center Road.

"The car was a total loss," said Scott Barnes with Patton's Five Star Towing.

On Sunday, FOX 8 spoke with the driver who said she had waited to try and get her license because of personal reasons , but does have her temporary permit.  That is why she was out driving with her mom over the weekend, practicing.

She explained she and her mom definitely have a guardian angel.  The two of them only had minor injuries after the accident.

"When I saw it down the hill, I thought this is the worst thing that could happen," said Martha Raymond, who saw the accident aftermath.

It is easy to still see the tire tracks in the grass and there is definitely a sense that the outcome of the accident could have been much worse.

Bay Village police said no citations were issued after the accident.

Cahoon Park