Driver OK after car slides, falls into creek
|Photo courtesy of the Bath Police Department|
Chief Mike McNeely said the woman’s car was traveling west on Yellow Creek Road around 7 a.m. that morning when she hit a patch of ice, struck the guardrail on one side, propelled across the road and up a snow bank before going over the bridge and into the creek.
The driver was probably in the water, which was knee-deep, McNeely said, for about 40 minutes and was able to crawl out of the car. At that point, a passerby saw her, and a driver stopped and called 9-1-1.
McNeely said the driver was treated for exposure but was released that day and was doing well.
He added that a crane had to be brought in to lift the car, a 2011 Chrysler, out of the creek, shown above. It could not be pulled up the embankment because there are gas lines there, McNeely said.— By Kathleen Folkerth
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