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Driver escapes after truck falls into Heritage Harbor


January 14, 2021

Photo courtesy of Dale Parkinson

A truck was pulled out of Heritage Harbor on Saturday afternoon, after the driver apparently hit the wrong pedal and the vehicle headed down the embankment into the water. Witnesses to the accident helped the driver escape from the truck.

A few minutes before 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 9, an 87-year-old driver pressed the gas pedal instead of the brake on his truck and launched from the parking lot into the water of Heritage Harbor. The driver was helped from the truck and did not appear seriously injured, said Police Chief Tom Radke.

The chief said it was his understanding that the driver hit the wrong pedal. A medical incident may have led to the accident, but Radke said the exact cause was uncertain.

The vehicle pushed through a barrier of boulders between the parking lot and the harbor, and tumbled down the bank into the w...

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