Driver rescued after car ends up in Roseville pond following accident on I-94

ROSEVILLE (WXYZ) - A woman was rescued by firefighters Tuesday morning after driving over a small embankment, through a fence, and into a flooded gravel pit while traveling westbound on I-94.

According Roseville Fire Chief Michael Holland, the woman said she was driving through a difficult storm when a truck rear ended her car.

It happened around 5:00 a.m.

The car was stuck in a gravel pit, surrounded by at least five feet of water.  The woman, who could not swim, was able to climb out of the window and on to the roof of her car.

“She was unable to contact anyone because her cell phone had gotten wet in her pants," says Chief Holland. "Fortunately, she had a flashlight in her car and was able to use the flashlight and get some attention from the highway."

Once she was rescued from the water, crews began the task of removing her car.

Chief Holland told 7 Action News, the driver was lucky the car came to a halt in the spot where it did. Just a few feet more into the gravel pit, the bottom drops out.

The woman was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.  

Firefighters said she was very fortunate to have that flashlight in her car, remember where it was located, and get it out just in time

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