Driver crashes vehicle into St. Lucie River

Driver crashes vehicle into St. Lucie River

A driver in Palm City is safe after accidentally hitting a boat ramp this week, sending their vehicle floating down the St. Lucie River.

The Martin County Sheriff's Office said the driver hit the ramp Tuesday at Charlie Leighton Park, sending it into the water.

The driver made it out safely before the vehicle began floating with the current.

Deputies helped remove the soggy car from the water.

The sheriff's office said no one was injured, but an unlucky driver is probably in the market for a new ride.

DRIVER OF CAR FLOATING IN THE ST. LUCIE RIVER SAFE The driver whose car ended up in the St. Lucie River Tuesday made it out safely before the vehicle began floating down the river. The driver accidentally hit the boat ramp at Charlie Leighton Park forcing the car into the water. Once submerged, the car began floating with the current. Martin County Sheriff’s Marine Deputies assisted as the car was removed from the water. If you saw a car floating down the St. Lucie River yesterday, we are happy to report the driver is safe.

Posted by Martin County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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