Woman rescued after nine hours in flipped and flooded SUV
ROBERT - A woman spent the night in water up to her neck after she crashed her SUV in Tangipahoa Parish.
First responders said the woman contacted them at around 10:30 p.m. after the wreck happened on Monday night, according to WWL-TV. Her SUV flipped over a bridge railing into a canal along Highway 190 in Robert.
Unfortunately for her, the scene wasn’t discovered until 7 a.m. Tuesday when an 18-wheeler driver spotted the wreckage. When the trucker stopped to check out the crash, he found the woman inside, alive. Firefighters responded to the scene to rescue the woman, who told them she spent nine hours in the upside down SUV before being rescued.
New Orleans station WWL-TV says they’ll release more details about the rescue at 6 p.m.
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