Woman OK after driving car into Rock River

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Rockford, Ill (WIFR) -- Around 7:30 pm a woman was rescued from her car near the YMCA of Rock River Valley.

The woman was able to get out of the car and swim toward shore where police then helped her out of the water. She was the only passenger in the vehicle and was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries; she is expected to be okay.
Police are investigating the circumstances of how she got into the river.

"It's always a plus when we can get here and we already know that the patient or the possible patient is either swimming or getting out of the water or on the shoreline when we get here. Obviously it makes our job a whole lot easier, because these dives rescues can take a lot of time. We try to get in there as quickly as we can,” said Captain Brian Carlson of the Rockford Fire Department.


Around 7:30 pm Monday night, a woman drove her car into the Rock River near the YMCA. First responders were sent to the scene.

At this time. it has not been released if there were any other passengers in the vehicle.

The woman was sent to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Divers were sent into the water to retrieve the woman's vehicle.

This is a developing story, we will continue to update as more information is released.