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Good Samaritans rescue two from submerged car that crashed into Ascension waterway

4 years 4 months 15 hours ago Tuesday, March 24 2020 Mar 24, 2020 March 24, 2020 5:57 PM March 24, 2020 in News
Source: WBRZ

GONZALES - Two people were rushed to the hospital after their vehicle drove into an Ascension Parish waterway Tuesday.

The crashed happened around 5:30 p.m. along Airline Highway near LA 429. Photos showed the vehicle mostly underwater in the New River Canal near an overpass. 

Gonzales police said the driver lost control of the vehicle because of an internal malfunction and careened into the water.

Witnesses waiting in line for take-out at a nearby restaurant saw the incident unfold and jumped in to help. 

Two people were taken to the hospital. The driver was said to have minor injuries.

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