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Car crashes into creek off Cleveland Road in LaGrange

Donny Karr

dkarr@civitasmedia.com

A BMW 585I rests upended in a creek bed after a driver told police she briefly took her eyes off the road while traveling down Cleveland Drive.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_WEB0728CarInCreek021.jpgA BMW 585I rests upended in a creek bed after a driver told police she briefly took her eyes off the road while traveling down Cleveland Drive. Donny Karr | Daily News
LaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle and tow truck workers survey the damage after a driver crashed into a creek off Cleveland Drive on Monday morning.
http://lagrangenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/web1_WEB0728CarInCreek011.jpgLaGrange Police Officer Wesley Engle and tow truck workers survey the damage after a driver crashed into a creek off Cleveland Drive on Monday morning. Donny Karr | Daily News

LaGRANGE — A car ended up in a creek on Cleveland Drive just before noon Monday after the driver told police she took her eyes off the road for a brief moment.

The driver, a 65-year-old woman, was transported to West Georgia Medical Center after the incident. The woman was not severely injured, according to Officer Wesley Engle of the LaGrange Police Department.

“She was sitting up in the ambulance speaking to me before they took her to the hospital,” said Engle. “I think she will be okay.”

Her vehicle, a white BMW 525I, sustained damage to the front end after crashing into the creek bed. Emergency workers said the woman was fortunate that the water level in the creek was less than a foot deep.

“She told me that she took her eyes off the road and when she looked up, all she saw was grass,” said Engle. “That’s when she said her foot got stuck on the gas pedal, sending her into the creek.”

Donny Karr is a reporter at LaGrange Daily News. He may be reached at 706-884-7311, ext. 2154.