SUV RUNS OFF BRIDGE IN EFFINGHAM

by Christian Mower on March 26, 2012

THE CHIEF OF EFFINGHAM FIRE AND RESCUE SAYS A MAN IN HIS THIRTIES WAS TAKEN TO A HOSPITAL WITH NON-LIFE THREATENING INJURIES MONDAY MORNING AFTER THE SUV HE WAS DRIVING CRASHED ON PROVINCE LAKE ROAD.

RANDY BURBANK SAYS HIS DEPARTMENT AND OSSIPEE VALLEY EMS WERE CALLED TO THE AREA OF 1640 PROVINCE LAKE ROAD AROUND 7:15 A.M.

BURBANK SAYS THE DRIVER WAS NORTHBOUND ON HIS WAY TO WORK AND SWERVED TO AVOID HITTING A DEER WHEN HE HIT A CONCRETE BRIDGE ABUTMENT, RODE THE ABUTMENT FOR A WHILE, CAUGHT HIS FRONT END AND ENDED UP IN A SWAMP.

FIREFIGHTERS WENT DOWN TO THE VEHICLE AND WITH THE MAN’S HELP WERE ABLE TO OPEN THE DOOR AND GET HIM OUT.

THE DRIVER COMPLAINED OF LOWER BACK PAIN AND WAS TAKEN TO HUGGINS HOSPITAL IN WOLFEBORO.

BURBANK SAYS THE ROAD WAS CLEAR AND DRY AT THE TIME.

WHERE THE SUV LANDED IN THE SWAMP WAS ACTUALLY IN MAINE, SO FIREFIGHTERS FROM KEZAR FALLS AND THE OXFORD COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT ALSO RESPONDED.

FIREFIGHTERS WERE AT THE SCENE FOR ABOUT AN HOUR.