Driver rescued as car teeters over edge of bridge

Police respond to a car teetering over the edge of a bridge in Indianapolis Thursday morning. (WISH Photo)
Police respond to a car teetering over the edge of a bridge in Indianapolis Thursday morning. (WISH Photo)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Some frightening moments after a car crashed through the railing of a bridge in Indianapolis early Thursday morning.

At 4:48 a.m., the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department was called to West 16th Street over White River near Lafayette Road. The eastbound car left the roadway and crashed through a section of bridge railing.

With the car teetering over the edge of the bridge, several IMPD officers sat on the trunk of the car while rescue crews pulled the woman driver from the car.

Police say the woman was alert and talking to emergency crews as she was taken to a nearby hospital. The car was eventually pulled back off the edge of the bridge.

The right lane of eastbound 16th Street was expected to be blocked by barricades until the bridge can be repaired.

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