“Apparently the car was stopped at the light and then the car behind him hit the horn to let him know the light had turned green, and they were startled and drove over the levee there at Knightsbridge and into the river,” Mercer said. “No injuries, no major crisis going on with it.”
He said crews did transport the man to the hospital, but he didn’t any further information on his condition.
A 911 dispatcher who didn’t want to be named said several emergency rescue team deputies happened to be on duty Friday night, and rescue divers from the Hamilton Fire Department arrived almost immediately.
The witness who dialed 911 was the dispatcher’s 23-year-old daughter.
“It scared her,” the dispatcher said. “She has never seen anything (like it). She’s never had to call 911.”