Woman Pulled From Submerged SUV

A woman has two good Samaritans to thank for getting her safely out of her sunken car Thursday afternoon.

Troopers tell WITN News that the woman fell asleep at the wheel, her SUV hit a mail box and then went out of control. Her SUV ended up in a small stream that was swollen with flood waters.

It happened on Highway 43, south of Greenville.

The Highway Patrol says a passing motorist and a neighbor pulled the woman, who is in her 60's, to safety. She was sent to Pitt County Memorial Hospital for only minor injuries.

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  • by Anonymous on Nov 13, 2009 at 11:51 AM
    In the average driver's history, how many people do you think have ever had an incident of dozing at the wheel? I'm going to bet most of us have. I have. It takes one or two incidents for most people to learn to be more cautious, and take more precautions so that it doesn't happen again. We have no way to know if this was the first time it happened for this individual - maybe. Now if she's in the news again in a month and has done it again, THEN I might get critical about it. Glad she got help.
  • by me on Nov 13, 2009 at 06:13 AM
    As bad as the weather was yesterday, she should have been more alert or just stayed in.
  • by Nick Location: NC on Nov 13, 2009 at 12:27 AM
    Yea....Blessed by the LocDoc! All praise his magnificence!
  • by Adrian Location: Prague on Nov 12, 2009 at 11:39 PM
    I am think the men helped the woman deserve 1000000 or maybe more due of the eforts of them for her =Adrian
  • by Me Location: Greenville on Nov 12, 2009 at 04:08 PM
    Definitely thanks go to the people who stopped to help. My daughter had an accident yesterday on I-40. She was stuck in her car and waited 30 minutes for help to arrive. Despite the heavy traffic, no one stopped to see if she needed help.
  • by Cindi Location: Simpson on Nov 12, 2009 at 03:49 PM
    I am glad she is okay and that someone decent got her out before a thug came along.But,this "I fell asleep" story is older than the dog eating homework.
  • by lizzy,nichole Location: creswell on Nov 12, 2009 at 03:38 PM
    That looks really bad it is flooded here too hope she was ok =0!
  • by Anonymous on Nov 12, 2009 at 02:17 PM
    please correct "steam" with "stream" and we are glad shes ok!
  • by hello Location: goldsboro,nc on Nov 12, 2009 at 01:34 PM
    This lady is very lucky.I personally want to thank the ones that stopped and got her out.
  • by betty Location: cortland on Nov 12, 2009 at 01:18 PM
    Thank God she is ok and thank you to the two good Samaritans.
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