Driver survives single-car accident near Phoenix canal
PHOENIX – A man whose smashed car was found hanging above a steep canal embankment early Thursday in Phoenix is recovering in a hospital, authorities said.
Phoenix police said the single-vehicle accident would shut down Grand and 27th avenues in all directions for several hours.
The unidentified man was extricated from the wreckage by Phoenix firefighters.
Phoenix Fire crews on scene of a single vehicle accident where the vehicle was hanging over a steep canal embankment. Firefighters attached chains to the vehicle, secured it & pulled it away from the embankment- crews then used their extrication tools to free the driver. pic.twitter.com/6H4e55BQ6g
— Phoenix Fire Dept. (@PHXFire) January 9, 2020
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When first responders reached the site, they attached chains to the car and pulled it back from the edge of the embankment.
The driver’s injuries weren’t life-threatening, police said in an email.
Cause of the crash was being investigated, but police said the car had not hit a train.
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