• Woman and child rescued from car in creek

    January 23, 2012 No comments

    Emergency crews worked quickly Monday morning to rescue a woman and young child from a car that ended up in a creek.

    The incident happened near East 30th Street and Massachusetts Avenue around 5 a.m.

    Indianapolis Metropolitan Police say it appears the woman fell asleep behind the wheel of her Chevy Malibu, and failed to complete a turn from Massachusetts onto 30th, sending the car into a grassy area. The hood of the car hit a tree at low speed, before falling down a small embankment to the creek below. Nearby residents reported the creek is usually only about six inches deep, but was swollen with about two feet of water due to overnight rain and snow melt.

    The two were able to get on the roof of the car before being rescued. Both were treated at the scene for minor symptoms of hypothermia, before being released to family members.

    Tow truck crews were still working to pull the car out of the water around 6:45 a.m. One driver at the scene told WISH-TV 8 news reporters that he pulled a pickup truck from the same spot in the creek last month.

    One westbound lane of East 30th Street remained closed to traffic early Monday as tow truck crews worked to pull the car from the water.

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