Updated:PETERS TOWNSHIP, Pa. —
A 92-year-old woman was rescued from her car after losing control in a parking lot and crashing into a creek at the Valley Brook Country Club in Peters Township Wednesday morning.
According to the Peters Township Fire Department, Mary David lost control of her car in the parking lot, went over an embankment, down a steep hill about 150 yards and crashed into the creek.
“She believed she put the car in park and struck the gas pedal. She went through some trees and down an embankment before ending up in the water,” Peters Township Chief of Police Harry Frick said.
Golf course employee Ed Moody told Channel 11’s Cara Sapida that he saw David, of Mount Lebanon, crash and he immediately grabbed a rope and tried to help.
“We were actually going to go in and try to get her, but she didn’t seem like she was injured so we let her go until the fire department got there,” Moody said.
David wasn’t badly injured, according to emergency crews, despite her air bag not deploying. She was rescued by members of the fire department, who worked with other crews to remove the car from the creek.