Woman Rescued After Crashing Into DC River

Car drove off the road and into the Anacostia River

 

 
 
 

TOM FITZGERALD, WTTG | | Thursday, August 19, 2010


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WASHINGTON - Authorities have rescued a woman who apparently drove her car off the road and into the Anacostia River.

D.C. Fire and EMS spokesman Pete Piringer says a Metropolitan Police officer and construction workers watched the car go off the road shortly before 2 p.m. on Thursday. The workers were able to reach the vehicle with a boat and broke a window with an oar, Piringer said.

The occupant of the vehicle, a woman believed to be in her mid-40s, surfaced shortly after. She is believed to be the only person in the vehicle. She was taken to a hospital in serious condition. It was not clear what caused her to drive off the road.

Authorities were still searching for the car, which sank.



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