If you remember the show called “The Dukes of Hazard”, then chances are you remember some of the flying leaps that hot rod would make from time to time. Well, there was a man who eventually went into full Dukes of Hazard mode, but it wasn’t because he was hot-rodding around. He ultimately would land in the Mississippi River.
Apparently, the St. Charles Sheriff’s Office responded to the accident site, they noticed that it had a man experiencing a medical emergency who had lost control of their vehicle, ultimately going airborne before he landed in the Mississippi River. It was just after 6:30 a.m. on Wednesday when the St. Charles Parish Sheriff’s Office responded to a crash on River Road near the Oak Manor Lane in St. Rose, Louisiana.
Deputies reported that the 67-year-old St. Rose man had begun having severe medical issues, losing control of their vehicle and plummetting into the Mississippi River.
The St. Charles Parish sheriff noted that the vehicle struck a stop sign on Oak Manor Lane, crossing River Road and the vehicle traveled up that Mississippi River Levee. Seconds later, the vehicle would go airborne over the levee, landing in the batture behind that levee and coming to rest in the shallow portion of that part of the Mississippi River, as noted by the sheriff.
This sheriff said that the citizens and the deputies were able to remove this man from his vehicle, bringing him toward the roadway where the St. Charles EMS fully treated him and transported him to a nearby hospital for further medical treatment.
This is definitely one of those areas in life that we tend to take for granted, but we all can be grateful that we have the first-response infrastructure in place to help this man and many others be able to go on with their lives.
While it is unfortunate that this man had plunged into the Mississippi River, because of the quick response of not just the first responders but also the Good Samaritans along the roadway, this man is able to enjoy his family, his retirement, and his personal interests for that much longer.