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No injuries after car submerged in welcome center pond

Posted at 1:21 PM, Jun 30, 2021

No injuries were reported after a car ended up in the pond near the welcome center on Evangeline Thruway.

The driver of the vehicle reached out to KATC and said he swerved to avoid hitting a vehicle in front of him that made a sudden stop at the corner of W Willow St. and NE Evangeline Thruway. After swerving, his vehicle traveled through several trees on the corner and ended up in the pond.

According to the driver, the incident wasn't caused by a medical emergency. He said he ended up with only bruises and has been discharged from a local hospital.

He said it was "by the grace of God" that he didn't hit the trees, as it could have been much worse.

Police said Wednesday afternoon that the driver had a medical emergency and ended up in the pond. No injuries were reported, police say.