One person is lucky to be alive after a single vehicle crash that is under investigation in Auburn.
At 9:15PM on Monday, July 16th, the Auburn Fire & Rescue Department was dispatched to a car in the water and a person trapped inside. The first responders found the sedan had driven down off an embankment on Oxford Street near Rochdale Street. The vehicle was found on with extensive damage, and had landed on the passenger side in a shallow stream.
The vehicle was stabilized and rescuers were able to remove the windshield to get to the driver out. The person was transported to UMASS Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
Due to some leakage of fluids from the vehicle, hazmat crews and the Auburn Water Department also responded to the scene.
The vehicle was removed and towed away from the scene just after 11:30PM.
In a message on Facebook, Auburn Police remind drivers to, “be careful, be patient and be safe out there on the roadways.”
More photos from the crash are below, taken by S. Foskett of the Worcester Telegram.