Car Pulled From Chesapeake Bay; Driver Swam to Safety

Saturday, Jul 20, 2013  |  Updated 2:41 PM EDT
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A car that plunged into the Chesapeake Bay after colliding with a tractor-trailer was removed from the water Saturday afternoon.

A car that plunged into the Chesapeake Bay after colliding with a tractor-trailer was removed from the water Saturday afternoon.

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After Crash with Truck on Bay Bridge, Car Veers Into Water

A woman sustained non-life threatening injuries when a tractor trailer rear-ended her on the Bay Bridge. Her car dove into the water, but she was able to swim to a jetty. News4's Mark Segraves has the latest details.
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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.
 

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