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Woman rescued after car stalls in northwest side creek

Emergency crews responded to the northwest side Friday morning after a woman called 911, claiming her car stalled in a creek.

The incident occurred near 59th Street and Moller Road, near the Woods at Eagle Creek apartments.

In the woman’s call to authorities, she reported she was waist deep in the water.

When crews arrived, they were able to bring the woman to safety.

Fox59 spoke with the distraught woman, who said she did not understand why the gate to the creek was not closed.

The Pike Township Fire Department said they have responded to the area before and are not sure why the gate wasn’t closed as well.

The property manager at Aspen Chase apartments told Fox59 that Woods at Eagle Creeks apartments owns and controls the gates to the creek.

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30 Comments to “Woman rescued after car stalls in northwest side creek”

    ClanSmokeJaguar said:
    January 11, 2013 at 9:01 AM

    Okay. Clan Smoke Jaguar will ask the obvious question:

    Why the frak was she driving in the creek?

      ClanSmokeJaguar2 said:
      January 11, 2013 at 10:37 AM

      No need for 3rd person

      The victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 10:27 PM

      Who drives in a creek in the dark willingly? It is not rocket science. The gate was open when it should have been shut! is that clear now? Thanks

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        January 12, 2013 at 10:33 PM

        No. It's not clear.

        So you let a gate be the determining factor in your safety?

        Well…okay Victim!

        the victim said:
        January 13, 2013 at 1:57 AM

        Well Why is the gate there? TO LET PEOPLE KNOW THAT THERE IS A SAFTEY ISSUE. If people are not aware of danger, then the gate should have been doing it's job. Is that clear now? Your remarks show how truly ignorant you are to the situation. it is easy for people to be flippant when they where not the ones in the situation. Peace be with you.

        jon said:
        January 13, 2013 at 2:20 AM

        Dear victim,
        Stop wasting your time on that idiot! the more he talks, the more he shows how stupid he is.

        ClanSmokeJaguar said:
        January 13, 2013 at 1:04 PM

        lol…okay victim! I apologize for intimating you're dumb. Obviously you are intelligent and this was all an accident.

        Be safe woman!

    Anaiya Lopez said:
    January 11, 2013 at 9:05 AM

    What do they mean stalled in the creek? Was she driving in it and expecting anything less?

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 9:38 PM

      Hello this is the victim, I can not drive in the creek, The creek was under the road but rose up. so No, I did not expect to be driving in a creek. Please get your facts straight, before you start talking.

    doodle said:
    January 11, 2013 at 9:26 AM

    This is a street that periodically floods and due to this the apt complex managers placed a gate so that you cannont use the road during high water times_

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 9:45 PM

      Do you mean the gate that was open and not shut like it was supposed to be? I am The victim . I almost died because they did not shut the gate.That is the bottom line.

    John762 said:
    January 11, 2013 at 9:48 AM

    Obviously the driver was completely innocent of doing anything wrong, I think the popo should arrest and imprison whomever didn't "close the gate"! LoL

      The victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Thank you for not being stupid! The apartments did not close the gate to warn us. It was dark, I almost died. But people, choose to be stupid and selfish. YOU ARE WONDERFUL! The victim and her family thanks you.

    guest said:
    January 11, 2013 at 9:54 AM

    "They" didn't………
    What ever happened to "I did"?

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 9:59 PM

      Hi, nothing happened to I did, the facts are "I DID" DRIVE INTO DANGER BECAUSE "THEY DIDN'T" CLOSE THE GATE. Thank you for helping clear it all up.

    MeatPlow said:
    January 11, 2013 at 11:52 AM

    So she will also blame GM for a car that stalls for being submerged.

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 10:02 PM

      No Dear MeatPlow, I cannot blame GM they were not responsible for shutting the gates to the apartments. Thank you.

    MeatPlow said:
    January 11, 2013 at 11:53 AM

    crap, not GM, it's a Mitsubishi, GM's will ALWAYS stay afloat.

    jay said:
    January 11, 2013 at 12:47 PM

    She should be charged for all the polce and firefighters ! What a moron !!!!!!!!!!

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 10:07 PM

      Hi dear, You are so busy judging you misspelled "POLICE". How about you try to care a bit that a human life, possibly more were spared? Thanks

    'Thor' said:
    January 11, 2013 at 4:01 PM

    Proof that more and more people have no common sense with a side dose of the eternal complainers.

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 10:14 PM

      Hi Thor, thanks a bunch for your insight. Common sense is great, but warning others of danger is even better. If you were in a bad situation, would you like others to put their negative comments out there? Okay, you just wait. Your turn is coming, we all live to learn and learn to live. You will one day see how it feels. Everyone has something that happens to them. I will tell you right now, that I will pray for you and when your bad day comes, God will give you courage to face it. Thanks.

    neighbor said:
    January 11, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    Okay, this lady was dumb, i live in these apartments and people shoukd know that when we get any kind of rain or snow melting that bridge floods and how dumb are you to drive through it when you can clearly see water rushing across??? Like are you in to big of a hurry to turn around and go in the other way.. Come on.. I blame it on the lady.. And our apartments are taking care of the gate. I guess it was broke, but they are having someone fix it.

      Kendall said:
      January 12, 2013 at 8:15 PM

      Ok bitches stfu! If u were to WATCH THE DAMN video it said she was driving wen it was STILL DARK OUTSIDE!!! And I bet most of ya don’t have a car nor license so stfu. Thank you…dumb bitches

        the victim said:
        January 12, 2013 at 10:23 PM

        Thank you Kendall. You have your facts right! You are very intelligent to get the facts and think about the truth before you posted your comment. There is hope for humanity! That could have been anyone out there in the dark, about to drown! I am glad that you show a remarkable sense of understanding.

      Mel said:
      January 12, 2013 at 8:40 PM

      She was trying to make a living like everyone else. She was going to work. She was trying to provide for me. I'm the "stupid lady's" daughter. it would have been me in that water if i didn't go another way due to a school bus backing up because it saw the water that i wasn't initially aware of until i left school that morning and saw MY car in the water and the news crew filming. Let's look at the reasons why she almost DIED: the gate wasn't closed , therefore, she assumed everything was ok. It's dark, and so there was POSSIBLE WAY she could have seen the water. And why didn't they close it? Why not at least shut it? It was damaged, but they thought of a way to lock the gate AND put up cones AFTER THE FACT. no, she wasn't in a hurry to get to work, she was actually on time for work. she didn't realize the water was that high, let alone RUSHING AT HER for that matter, until she was actually in the water, trying to back out, but the force of the water was too strong, causing the car to move and tilt. The car was practically an SUV so she couldn't tell how high the water was until feeling the water at her feet rising in the car at a rapid speed. Let's not confuse ignorance to the situation with not heading the warning…OH WAIT! There was no warning! The gate wasn't shut! The apartments aren't taking too much care of all of us, clearly. It's their fault she could have lost her life. It's their fault that we don't have a car anymore. You don't know what happened. Get your facts straight before bashing people.

      the victim said:
      January 12, 2013 at 9:33 PM

      Hello person who lives in the same apartments as I do. This is the VICTIM speaking. I would like you to know a few things: Firstly, I am new to this situation since I am new to the apartments. this is my first year here! You are sitting there judging while I almost lost my life. You could not possibly know what really happened in the dark that morning. THE APARTMENT SHOULD HAVE CLOSED THE GATE EVEN IF IT WAS BROKEN. THEY FOUND A WAY TO CLOSE IT AFTER MY ORDEAL DIDN'T THEY? I saw other people driving my way, but they backed out when they saw me. So who knows how many lives I saved even while I almost died. Instead of using your mouth to judge, maybe you should be happy that a HUMAN BEING did not die. but you are too busy judging to think that far. OUR APARTMENTS KNOW THE PROCEDURE. THEY SHOULD HAVE CLOSED THE GATE, OR PUT SOME KIND OF BARRIER TO WARN PEOPLE. THAT IS ALL I ASKED. since your life was not in danger, you do not care. Keep your silly comments in your pocket. Find something better to do with your time, like get some education.

      lisa said:
      January 12, 2013 at 10:25 PM

      Lady, you do not even know how to speak proper English. Who are you to judge her?

    Genny said:
    January 12, 2013 at 9:50 PM

    People don't know the facts but they like to talk.

    Jackie said:
    January 13, 2013 at 10:41 AM

    All the people that are talking crap about the lady are just showing how ignorant they are! She just went through a traumatic experience because her apartments did not do what they were supposed to do. They should have locked that gate! If you or a loved one were in the same situation, I bet you would not be saying all this stupid stuff! So use your brains. Who the hell would choose to drive in a creek. She was driving on a road that became flooded! Get your facts straight!

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