Officials rescued a driver after a car partially fell into the Potomac River Tuesday afternoon, D.C. Fire and EMS said.
The incident occurred in the 1000 block of Ohio Drive SW in East Potomac Park in Washington, D.C. The vehicle crashed through the fence and partially plunged into the river, officials said.
U.S. Park police boats assisted D.C. Fire with the rescue operation. The person, the vehicle’s only occupant, was taken to a hospital with injuries that were not considered life-threatening, authorities said.
The car has been secured with straps, cables and a hold point to prevent it from further falling into the river, fire officials said.
We're making it easier for you to find stories that matter with our new newsletter — The 4Front. Sign up here and get news that is important for you to your inbox.
Images of the scene showed a red car with a gray stripe partially submerged in the water. That's the color scheme of DC's taxicabs.
Information on how the car ended up in the river was not immediately available. The investigation is ongoing.