Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Elderly Woman Drives Into Melbourne Retention Pond

MELBOURNE, Florida -- 86-year-old Catherine Walsh of Melbourne, Florida drove a 2007 Toyota 4-Door into a retention pond near the intersection of Wickham Road and Pine Branch Drive around 1:45 p.m. today, according to a Florida Highway Patrol press release.

Although the vehicle became completely submerged, Walsh only suffered minor injuries and was transported to Viera Hospital.

According to the FHP report, Walsh was wearing her seat belt and the crash was not alcohol related.