Report: Car Drives into Potomac River Sunday
The incident took place at 10 p.m. Sunday.
An SUV drove into the Potomac River Sunday evening after the driver broke through a barrier on the Memorial Bridge, the Washington Post reports.
The Post reports that the car was headed eastbound at about 10 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred. The car crashed through the barrier and entered the water.
The driver was able to swim to safety after the car settled in a shallow area and crews Monday morning put up temporary barriers around the gaping hole in the side of the bridge, NBC Washington reported.
Patch's calls to the National Park Police were not returned.
The driver was taken to a local hospital and treated for non-life threatening injuries.