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.
Volunteers from across the country commemorated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps on Sunday -- and looked toward the organization's future.
Thousands of volunteers, their friends and their families celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Peace Corps on Sunday on the grounds that serve as the final resting place of the man who brought the service organization to life. Many wore traditional garb from Africa, South America or Asia, souvenirs from their time serving as Peace Corps volunteers around the world. The ceremony at Arlington National Cemetery's Memorial Amphitheater drew close to 5,000 people. Eileen Smith of Bowie, Md., wore a scarf from Swaziland, where she served from 1983 to 1985 in an agricultural program. Smith said the two years she spent there, during apartheid in neighboring South Africa and a time of political change in Swaziland, shaped the rest of her life. "…