WESTWOOD, MASS. (WHDH) - A driver was able to escape after a truck plunged into an icy pond in Westwood on Monday. The man was rushed to the hospital.
Officials are trying to figure out what led to the scary scene.
Firefighters ripped through thick ice to recover the pick-up truck that ended up at the bottom of a Westwood pond.
The man behind the wheel was able to get out of the driver’s seat before his truck sank.
The first few people to pull over on Pond Street, where the incident happened, saw the man crawl to safety. Witnesses say the driver had a small cut over one eye but did not appear to be seriously hurt. According to officials, the driver was taken to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
The pick-up did not go directly into the pond; the truck first ricocheted off a telephone pole, careened across the street and through a wooden a barrier fence. The truck avoided all large trees and ended up on the ice.
Luckily for the driver who lost control, he was able to think fast once his truck finally came to a stop and get out before it was fully submerged.
Police are still looking into how the man lost control of the pick-up truck.