Driver OK after vehicle hydroplanes off Highway 101 and into river
Driver was able to exit the vehicle on her own
A driver escaped unharmed after the vehicle she was driving hydroplaned off Highway 101 near Lequille, N.S., and ended up submerged in a river on Saturday.
RCMP said that at around 9:40 a.m., a Chevrolet Cruze was travelling eastbound when it hydroplaned, crossed the centre line and went down an embankment into a river.
The driver, a 21-year-old woman, exited the vehicle on her own through the passenger door and didn't have any injuries.
Paramedics and the Annapolis Royal Volunteer Fire Department responded, while the Department of Transportation helped a tow truck remove the vehicle from the water.
In a separate incident on Saturday, hydroplaning led to a two-vehicle crash and car fire on Highway 101 near Grand Pré.