Distracted driver blamed for lake wreck
BATON ROUGE- Three people jumped into a neighborhood lake after watching a vehicle get rear-ended and careen into the body of water off Nicholson Drive Monday afternoon.
The St. George Fire Department said there was only one person in the vehicle, the driver, when it was hit and driven into the water feature outside the entrance to Lexington Lakes south of the Nicholson and Bluebonnet Intersection.
Three people driving by as the wreck happened stopped, jumped in the water and pulled the driver out, a spokesperson for St. George Fire said.
"They had the driver of the car out and on the bank [when we arrived]," District Chief James Newman told WBRZ News 2 at the scene.
Newman said the driver was taken to the hospital and should be okay.
State Police are handling the investigation and said the driver who initially rear-ended the vehicle that ended up in the lake was cited with careless operation. Investigators believe the unidentified driver who caused the wreck was likely distracted.
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