A doctor from California is facing charges for attempted murder after his family car, with his family inside, went over a dangerous cliff around San Francisco.
"Authorities had originally hailed the survival of Dharmesh Patel, his wife Neha and their two young children after all four survived their car's plunge off Devil's Side in San Mateo County," reports JustTheNews.
Authorities recently said that Patel is under suspicion of intentionally driving the car off the cliff in what they think may have been a murder-suicide attempt.
"[California Highway Patrol] investigators worked throughout the night interviewing witnesses and gathering evidence from the scene," the highway patrol said in a statement to the media.
"Based on the evidence collected, investigators developed probable cause to believe this incident was an intentional act," the highway patrol said.
"The 4 passengers in the Tesla that went over the edge near Devil’s Slide have injuries initially described as 'moderate,' @CALFIRE_PIO calls it 'nothing short of a miracle' they survived," a tweet from Scott Budman read.
The twitter thread also noted that there was "no indication the car was in self-driving mode."
#BREAKING: Massive rescue effort at Devil’s Slide after this car went down the embankment with four people inside.(1) pic.twitter.com/T5eAt3PyDb
— scott budman (@scottbudman) January 2, 2023
Patel has been arrested on attempted murder charges.