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UPDATE: Man hospitalized after driving car into canal in Bonneville County

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AMMON — A man was rescued by an Ammon Public Works crew after he drove his sedan into a canal Thursday.

The incident occurred near the intersection of E. 17th Street and S. 45th East around 4:40 p.m.

Police reports show the man, who has not been identified, had driven his vehicle through the intersection and into the canal where it was pushed sideways by the water. A city of Ammon Public Works Employee happened upon the crash just prior to first responders and was able to break a window and free the man from inside, according to a Bonneville County Sheriff news release.

The man was taken to Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries, according to Idaho Falls Fire Department spokeswoman Kerry Hammon. Witness information and evidence on scene suggest alcohol or other intoxicating substances may have been a factor in the crash.

No other occupants were found in the vehicle and no other injuries were reported. The crash is still under investigation.

Car Wreck Canal
Courtesy Idaho Falls Fire Department
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