Car crashes into creek

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Photos courtesy of Sgt. Josh Short and the Groveport Police Department
According to Groveport Police Sgt. Josh Short, just before 7 a.m. on Jan. 21, officers were dispatched to State Route 317 near Bixby Road on report of an injury accident with a vehicle that had went off the road and into Blacklick Creek. Upon arrival officers saw the vehicle submerged just to the bottom of the windows, but right side up. “The driver was standing up out of the driver’s door window,” said Short. “Groveport Police Officer Ryan Ripson entered the frigid water and helped the driver out of the car and to dry land where she was treated by Madison Township Fire Department medics.” Short said the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Rescue Dive team helped secure the car with straps for crews from Long’s Towing and Eitel’s Towing to haul it up out of the creek. According to Short, the investigation revealed the driver was traveling northbound in the southbound lane of State Route 317 and allegedly swerved into the median to avoid southbound traffic. “The driver and car went into the median and then vaulted over the Three Creeks’ bike path, between the bridges, striking the south bank of Blacklick Creek and skimming two thirds of the way across before coming to a rest in the water, which was about three feet deep.”

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