Toddler Survives 14 Hours in Submerged Car
A fisherman noticed a car that was flipped upside down and submerged in a Utah river this Saturday. Once the police came, they found the driver of the car, 25-year-old Lynn Jennifer Groesbeck, lifeless. However, a toddler that was strapped into her carseat in the back managed to survive the crash.
The young child was injured, but she was unbelievably able to survive the crash.
The toddler is currently in critical condition and is being taken care of at the Primary Children’s Hospital in Salt Lake City.
It’s still hard for police to explain how the toddler managed to survive. Some sources in the police claim that since the car was flipped over, there’s a good chance that the baby was able to stay above water, since she was strapped into the carseat.
No one saw how the car managed to fall into the river, and because of that, police are unsure how long it was there. However, they believe that the car had been in the river for at least 14 hours before it was seen by the fisherman.
Police at the scene believe that the car struck a cement barrier and then tumbled into the river. The rescue process was incredibly grueling as well. Since the conditions were frigid, three police officers and four firefighters ended up going to the hospital themselves to be treated for hypothermia once the child was rescued.
Police will continue to investigate to find out why the car slid off the road and into the river. The good news is that the toddler is alive, even though there have been no new updates on the girl’s current condition.