ROBERT, LA (WVUE) - A Robert woman suffered only scratches after she was stuck in a car submerged in water for nine hours last night.
Deven Irwin with Tangipahoa Fire Department District 8 said officials are unable to determine what caused the accident, but it appears the car went off the road and flipped into a creek off of Highway 190 at about 10:30 p.m. Monday. The SUV flipped over and the woman was stuck inside with water up to her neck. She was unable to escape. She spent all night in the car until the following morning when she was finally rescued by the Tangipahoa Fire Department at 7:15 a.m.
Her hero is a Walmart truck driver who saw her car on the side of the road and called 911 for help. The fire department deployed a worker into the water with a life vest, rope and other rescue equipment to force open the door and bring the woman out.
The woman is unharmed other than a few scratches and scrapes. However, she was taken by ambulance to North Oaks Hospital for further evaluation.