Car crashes into water at Monroe Dam Friday morning before being spotted by UPS driver

Courtesy photo – Monroe Fire Protection District

A UPS driver spotted a sedan in the water of Lake Monroe near Monroe Dam Friday morning, according to the Monroe Fire Protection District. The driver of the sedan was still in the vehicle, and had to be helped out of the vehicle by firefighters.

“If not noticed by the UPS driver it is unknown how much longer the injured driver could’ve been in the water before someone spotted the accident,” said MFD Public Information Officer Jason Allen.

The MFD sent the following press release to the media Friday afternoon:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Battalion Chief Jason Allen Public Information Officer Phone: 812-837-6360 Email: [email protected]

MONROEFD.ORG
Monroe County, Indiana, July 20, 2022 – MFD responded to Monroe Dam for a car wreck with the car into the water.

MFD units were dispatched around 11:15am today to Monroe Dam Rd and Valley Mission Rd for a motor vehicle accident. Crews arrived to find a sedan over the embankment down in the water with the driver still inside the car. After assessing the best way to get the driver out firefighters decided to cut out the windshield of the car. Once the windshield was removed firefighters and other rescuers assisted the driver, who was already standing up in the car, through the opening and onto the boat. The driver was then transported by boat back to the ramp where the ambulance was waiting. The driver was transported to the hospital for further evaluations of their injuries.

The wreck was spotted by a UPS driver who noticed the damaged guardrail and then the car in the water. The UPS driver saw the passenger door moving as if someone was attempting to open it to get out. The UPS driver immediately called 911 as they ran down the embankment and into the water to try and help the driver of the car. The UPS driver stayed on scene relaying information to 911 dispatchers as fire, EMS, and law enforcement units were on their way to the scene.

If not noticed by the UPS driver it is unknown how much longer the injured driver could’ve been in the water before someone spotted the accident.

Thank you to the UPS driver for their quick reaction and assistance in getting the driver help that they needed.

-END-

Courtesy photo – Monroe Fire Protection District
Courtesy photo – Monroe Fire Protection District

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