Driver trapped for hours after crashing into River Road levee
BATON ROUGE – Police say a driver was trapped for hours overnight after crashing their vehicle into a levee on River Road.
According to Baton Rouge Police, preliminary information indicates that the driver was speeding down Brightside Drive and crossed over River Road. The car then proceeded across the levee and came to rest in some trees late Sunday night or early Monday morning.
The vehicle and the trapped driver was discovered hours later by drivers on River Road.
Crews used the Jaws of Life to rescue the trapped driver. He was transported to a local hospital via ambulance in stable condition.
The investigation into the incident is still ongoing.
Appears that the person was driving over the levee. Unclear how many times the vehicle flipped. pic.twitter.com/03fc5peGLr— Michael Vinsanau (@MVinsanau) February 6, 2017