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WVVA EXCLUSIVE: Dramatic video of woman rescued from submerged vehicle

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Crews work to remove vehicle from water. Credit: Kathy Woolwine Lambert Crews work to remove vehicle from water. Credit: Kathy Woolwine Lambert
Crews work to remove vehicle from water. Credit: Kathy Woolwine Lambert Crews work to remove vehicle from water. Credit: Kathy Woolwine Lambert

PRINCETON (WVVA) - The dramatic rescue of a woman whose vehicle became submerged after crashing into rising waters in Princeton was captured on video by a witness to the horrifying scene.

According to the Princeton Police Department, the black SUV veered out of the parking lot of Grants Supermarket at the Athens Crossroads and into a nearby stream. The vehicle was then carried downstream by the current several hundred feet, ultimately becoming lodged against an overpass.

Police said a four-year-old child who was inside the vehicle was pulled to safety by a witness at the scene, but the female driver remained trapped inside.

As seen in the incredible cell phone video captured by Travis Lambert -- who was passing through the area -- crews worked for several minutes before finally being able to remove the woman from the rear window of the vehicle and lift her to safety.

Police said the occupants of the vehicle were treated and released at a nearby hospital.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

 

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