Published Tuesday, 11 September 2012
The woman has been taken to hospital. (© UTV)
The 29-year-old left the Cushendall Road, went through a wire fence and spun to a stop with her back wheels pointed towards the 40ft drop at around 7am on Tuesday.
She was trapped in the car with injuries to her neck and chest.
A nearby resident came to the woman's aid and secured the vehicle using a chain from a 4x4 until fire crews arrived a short time later and further stabilised it.
They then used cutting gear to free the victim and put her on a spinal board to be taken to hospital by ambulance.
"She was very lucky," said Jim Murphy from the NI Fire and Rescue Service.
"I don't think she could have gone any further without sliding down the edge.
"It was good that this person had secured the car as it had to be secured. It could easily have slipped further. You have to assume the worst case scenario that the car would roll away from you. It's impossible to say it would have stayed there.
"It was a great humanitarian act."
Police said the road has now been reopened to traffic.