BUTTONWILLOW (CBS13) – A driver had to be fished out of the California Aqueduct after he crashed his car into the water, authorities say.
The incident happened Monday evening near Buttonwillow.READ MORE: Stimulus Check Update: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
California Highway Patrol says a driver apparently unfamiliar with the area was speeding when he crashed his Dodge Challenger into the aqueduct.
“Sometimes you just have to take a break and contemplate your life choices,” CHP Buttonwillow wrote in a caption of a photo where the driver can be seen sitting on top of his crashed car, waiting for help.READ MORE: Stockton Police Officer And Suspect Dead After Shooting
First responders eventually extended a ladder into the water to get the driver out. He was not hurt.
The man’s car was later hoisted out of the water.MORE NEWS: MLB Tells Oakland A’s To Start Exploring Other Cities As Howard Terminal Effort Remains Stalled
It’s unclear if the driver – whose name has not been released – is facing any charges, aside from the towing bill.