Girl escapes crash into lake

Roll-over accident in Tuxedo ends safely


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  • Photo provided by Hanna Tapparel The 16-year-old Tuxedo driver of this 2001 Jeep Cherokee escaped relatively unharmed after the vehicle rolled over into a small lake near the Tuxedo Golf Course on Saturday during a snowstorm.



By Nathan Mayberg

TUXEDOA 16-year-old Tuxedo girl averted disaster on Saturday when the 2002 Jeep Cherokee she was driving overturned into a lake near the Tuxedo Golf Course.

The teenager was driving the Jeep during a snowstorm when she overcorrected herself on a turn near the golf course, Tuxedo Police Chief Patrick Welsh said.

"The roads were a little slippery," he said.

The Jan. 3 accident occurred at about 1 p.m. when the Jeep went off the road and rolled over onto the water's edge.

The young woman was able to escape the oveturned vehicle through a window while it rested in the shallow lake.

"She got out in a quick fashion," Welsh said.

She was transported to Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern by Sloatsburg Volunteer Community Ambulance Corps for minor injuries.

"We're very happy to report that this was a happy ending," Welsh said.

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