Indiana woman rescued after 8 hours trapped in crashed car


SULLIVAN, Ind. (AP) — A school bus driver is credited with spotting a car inside which a woman was trapped for about eight hours after a crash in rural western Indiana.

The Sullivan County sheriff says the car driven by 53-year-old Tina Gourley Baker of Sullivan went off a county road during rain early Friday and into a ditch, where she was suspended upside down with her head submerged in standing water.

Sheriff Clark Cottom says the crashed car wasn’t spotted until Brenda Howard saw it from her higher-riding Southwest Sullivan School district bus. Emergency crews found Baker nearly unconscious at the scene about 20 miles south of Terre Haute.

Cottom says she was taken to a hospital for treatment of mild hypothermia, along with bumps and bruises.


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