The Gonzales Fire Department has been on the scene of a one-vehicle accident today, as adverse weather conditions upon making a curve caused a driver plunge into New River on New River St. at Coontrap Rd.
The Fire Department received the call shortly after noon on Wednesday, June 19, said Gonzales Fire Chief Tracey Normand.
“We arrived on scene and secured a wench cable onto a bulldozer that was being pulled by the truck on a trailer,” he said. “We launched our small rescue raft and extracted the driver through the passenger window of the truck, administered medical assistance and he was transferred to St. Elizabeth Hospital.”
We will update you with more information as it becomes available.