Sunday, March 27, 2005

"Driver on cell phone loses control, plunges into river"

Fortunately, she survived:
PORTLAND - A woman talking on her cell phone lost control of her car, which crashed into the guard rail of the Morrison Bridge in downtown Portland, then plummeted into the Willamette River, police said Saturday.

Melisa Borgaard, 31, somehow managed to freed herself from her car, which sank to the bottom of the river, and was rescued by a diver, said Lt. Mike Shults with the Multnomah County Sheriff's Office...

The woman was taken to Oregon Health & Sciences University for treatment of hypothermia and injuries, including cuts on her face and hands.

Shults said the woman told detectives she was talking on her cell phone to family members when she veered out of her lane and crashed into the guard rail.
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