72-year-old man rescued by Good Samaritans and hospitalized after departing Highway 34, crashing car into Loveland Lake in Loveland, CO

Modified Date: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 - 10:16am
Accident Date: 
Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Witnesses Act Immediately After Man Drives Straight Into Loveland Lake

Five people had to be treated for hypothermia by medics on the scene

Bystanders jump into Lake Loveland after submerged car

Cerovski says one of the rescuers had actually followed the vehicle for a distance, because it had been driving erratically.

Bystanders save Loveland man, 72, after car goes into lake

Loveland police say a medical event caused a 72-year-old man to drive over a curb and across a sidewalk Wednesday and crash into Lake Loveland.

Good Samaritans pull driver from Lake Loveland

First responders arrived shortly after and took over the emergency medical care before transporting the driver to a nearby hospital.
A 72-year-old man had apparently been driving erratically and likely sufferred a medical emergency as he was driving on Highway 34 in Loveland at about 3:00 p.m. A witness who was driving behind the man saw the man swerving across lanes before his car jumped the curb, went over the sidewalk, and into the lake. Fortunately for the elderly man, bystanders rushed straight into the cold water, and broke the car's window so that the man could be rescued. He was initially in cardiac arrest but is now breathing on his own.
Type: Car Accident
Roadway: 
Highway 34
Area: 
Denver, CO

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