BATH TWP: A Kent woman’s car crashed Thursday morning into Yellow Creek, leaving the motorist injured and trapped for about an hour before she was found by a passer-by.
Janice Coburn, 42, was being treated at an area hospital for hypothermia symptoms, according to Bath Township police Chief Michael McNeely. Her condition was not available.
Police say the woman was driving to work at about 7:40 a.m. when her car spun out on a patch of ice as she approached the Yellow Creek Road bridge.
The vehicle then struck a guard rail, followed by a snow bank, before becoming airborne and flipping on its top.
The woman was inside the car for 40 to 60 minutes before she freed herself and crawled to shore, McNeely said. Passers-by covered the woman with a blanket contacted 911, he said.
The road was closed for four hours while a crane was used to pull the damaged vehicle from the water.