Greenwood Fire Department personnel secure a 2007 Lincoln Town Car in the creek near Fatz Cafe along Highway 25. Fortunately, the driver, Mamie Russell was unharmed and a tow truck was able to remove the vehicle without incident. (Submitted)
An elderly woman was shaken up but unhurt this afternoon after putting her white four-door sedan in the creek near Fatz Cafe.
According to a Greenwood Fire Department report, a 2007 Lincoln Town Car driven by Mamie Russell went into the creek near Highway 25 about 2:30 p.m. Monday.
Russell told fire personnel she accidentally put the car in reverse instead of drive and went over the curbing, down the embankment and into the creek.
Fire department personnel cut debris out of the way, allowing a tow truck to extract the vehicle and ensured no fluids leaked from the vehicle into the creek.
Stewart McDonald, shift commander with the Greenwood Fire Department, said Russell was "shaken up but not hurt."
"It's fortunate it was today and not, you know, one of the past couple days where we've had a ton of rainfall," McDonald said. "If it had been Saturday, that situation could have been a lot more dangerous."