Monroe (KMTR) - A woman who drove her car into water covering a roadway soon found herself sitting atop her submerged car in a field awaiting rescuers.
The Corvallis Police, who responded along with Monroe Police, say the woman was driving on Old River Road north of Monroe Friday morning when she attempted to pass through water that turned out to be four feet deep. Her car was submerged above the door handles and was swept by the current 300 feet off the roadway into a farmer’s field.
The woman, who was not identified, managed to get out of her car and sat on the roof until Marine Patrol deputies from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office and Monroe firefighters were able to rescue her from the roof. She was not hurt.The Corvallis Police Department says this is a good reminder for drivers not to try to navigate high water on a roadway. It takes only 18 inches of water to cause most cars to float.