SUGAR LAND, TX (CBSDFW.COM) – Police saved a woman from drowning after she fell asleep and drove her car into alligator and snake infested waters over the weekend. That according to the Sugar Land Police Department.
Body camera footage showed the dramatic rescue. Sugar Land police posted the video on their Facebook page.
“The quick actions of several police officers Saturday morning were captured on body cameras as they saved the life of a woman whose car was sinking fast in a local lake,” the Facebook post said.
Officials said witnesses called 911 before 6:30AM Saturday reporting the crash. “A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed jumped a curb near the intersection of Meadowcroft Boulevard and Westcott Avenue, accelerated off an embankment and ended up several hundred feet offshore,” the post continued.
In the video officers are seen quickly wading into the water and breaking a window on the sinking SUV. Sugar Land police said that three officers entered the lake. Police pulled the woman out of the vehicle shortly thereafter.
Officials said alligators and snakes live in that lake.
“The vehicle sank below the surface shortly after the woman was removed,” police said in the post. “She later told an officer she fell asleep before losing control of her vehicle.”
Police said the driver was not hurt but one officer was treated for minor cuts.