Street racing suspect ends up in South Platte

DENVER - A woman was rescued from the Platte River late Sunday night after the car she was riding in went off the road and crashed in the water.

Denver Police said three people were injured in the accident just before 10:30 p.m. on South Platte River Drive near West Mississippi Avenue.

Investigators were looking into the possibility the driver of the Pontiac Grand Prix was street racing at the time of the accident.

Denver Police Detective Roni Roberson said two men and a woman were inside the Pontiac, though it was unclear who was driving.

One man was thrown from the car and was found lying on the embankment.

Another man was seen crawling from the water on his own.

The Denver Fire Department was called in to rescue the woman who was trapped inside the car after it plunged in the river.

Det. Roberson told 9NEWS the woman was taken to the hospital, and at last check was in a medically-induced coma.

One of the men suffered two broken legs while the other had what police described as minimal injuries.

Police blocked off South Platte River Drive from West Tennessee Avenue to West Mississippi Avenue while investigators were on scene.

Crews pulled the Pontiac from the water just before 1 a.m. Monday.

(KUSA-TV © 2014 Multimedia Holdings Corporation)


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