A Florissant woman escaped serious injury after her car went airborne and ended up in a creek. Rescuers say the creek was way below it's normal fast-rushing levels carrying water to the Mississippi.
"She left the highway, traveled about 130 feet, hit the chainlink fence and then flew into the creek," said Scott Avery of O'Fallon Fire Protection District
The 25-year-old woman was Westbound on Interstate 70 when she left the highway near the T.R. Hughes exit. O'Fallon Fire Protection District PIO Scott Avery said motorists quickly pulled over and rushed to her aid. She was conscious and talking, but needed help getting out of the car.
She was taken to St. Joseph's Health Center in St. Charles where she was treated and released. Rescuers say it's amazing the woman didn't suffer serious injuries. They said this could all have been a lot worse if the creek was up.