BRIDGEWATER — Police say a good Samaritan pulled a woman from her vehicle that she crashed into Lake Nippenicket on Thursday morning.
Police and firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle into the lake about 7:45 a.m.
“Upon arrival, first responders observed a white SUV partially submerged approximately 50 yards out into the lake,” Police Chief Christopher Delmonte and Acting Fire Chief John Schlatz wrote in a joint statement. “First responders also observed a man and a woman exiting the water via a boat ramp.”
Police say they learned from witnesses that the man entered the water following the single-vehicle crash and pulled the woman out of her vehicle through a window.
The woman, who was alone in the vehicle, was taken by ambulance to Morton Hospital in Taunton for evaluation.
The good Samaritan was evaluated at the scene by paramedics but declined to be taken to the hospital, the chiefs said.
Brockton’s Lynch’s Towing removed the SUV from the water.
The crash, including the cause, remains under investigation by Bridgewater police Officer Ryan Coughlin.
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