A 52-year-old woman is lucky to have not been seriously injured after she lost control and found herself upside down in a ditch alongside Byrns Road Tuesday afternoon.
Crews on the scene say it appears she was heading west towards Burtch Road when she veered to the right, dipped her tires into the shoulder, tried to correct herself back onto the road but struck a driveway access to a nearby orchard.
This sent her sailing into the air as the vehicle flipped, landing in the ditch on its roof, on the opposite side of the driveway.
The ditches that run alongside Byrns Road are roughly 10-feet deep and had approximately one foot of water. Her newer model Mercedes was partially submerged before it was finally towed out.
Fire crews on the scene say the driver was able to remove herself from the vehicle by exiting through the rear passenger door.
Witnesses say she received some minor injures, but was able to walk around the scene. She looked visibly upset when her car was removed from the ditch.
The cause of the accident is unknown at this time, but officers did not rule out distracted driving. It is still under investigation.
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--With files from Ragnar Haagen
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