A car that plunged into the Chesapeake Bay after colliding with a tractor-trailer was removed from the water Saturday afternoon.
Maryland Transportation Authority Police said a barge and crane were used to pull the car out of the water. The driver of the car, a 22-year-old woman, escaped from the car and swam to a nearby jetty where she was rescued.
Police said her car was struck by a tractor-trailer on the eastbound lanes of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Friday evening. The car ended up in about 8 feet of water.
The woman was taken to the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore and is listed in stable condition.
Engineers examined the bridge structure for potential damage, but allowed traffic to move freely shortly after the accident.