Posted: Nov 26, 2012 7:59 PM by MTN News
LOLO - A woman was saved by strangers after her SUV crashed into Lolo Creek on Monday afternoon.
The woman, believed to be in her 50s, and was heading west on U.S. Highway 12 sometime mid-afternoon when Montana Highway Patrol troopers say her vehicle hit a rock in the roadway.
She lost control of the car as it rotated, hit the guard-rail, flipped over, went down the embankment, and landed in the creek upside down.
She was trapped in the overturned car with no cellphone signal.
The unidentified woman was rescued by strangers, said MHP Trooper Adam Gane: "A couple passersby saw the damage to the guard rail, thought there might be a crash, they turned around."
He added, "It appears she was trapped in the vehicle honking the horn. Two of the Good Samaritans went down into the water and pulled her to safety."
The two citizens stayed with the victim at the scene while another drove to an area with cell service to call 911.
She was taken to St. Patrick Hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
Her name has not been released.