RICHMOND, FORT BEND COUNTY (Covering Katy News) - Firefighters from the Community Volunteer Fire Department saved a man from a submerged truck near the intersection of South Peek Road and FM 1093 Friday afternoon.
The accident happened shortly before 3 p.m. Friday behind Whiskey River on South Peek.
"CVFD received a call from a motorist on top of his truck in a retention pond," said a statement from the fire department.
"The car was 50 yards into the water," said a statement from the Fort Bend County Precinct 3 Constable's Office.
The man was able to exit the vehicle and climb onto the roof before the vehicle filled with water. There was no word on why he lost control of his truck.
"The vehicle never fully submerged which allowed the driver to remain on the roof of the vehicle until rescue crews arrived to safely extract him from the situation."
The man had combat injuries which prevented him from being able to swim to safety according to the CVFD.
Deputies Greene, Hill and Santana responded to a submerged vehicle accident behind Whiskey River on S. Peek. The car was 50 yards into the water. CVFD was able to rescue the driver who had minor injuries. Community Volunteer Fire Department