CAPE CORAL, Fla. A driver escaped injury late Wednesday evening when the vehicle he was operating ended up in a Cape Coral canal.
Just after 10:45 p.m., firefighters responded to the 3400 block of NE 14th Place for a report of a car in the water. During the search, it was confirmed by Cape Coral Police that the driver was located, was uninjured and was the only occupant of the vehicle.
According to the crash report, the vehicle was travelling 60 mph in a 30 mph zone on NE 34th Lane, when it ran through the stop sign, crossed over NE 14th Place, and into a vacant lot. The vehicle then hit a dirt embankment and ran into a canal.
A witness described the crash to authorities, and heard the driver climb from the canal, saying he just broke up with his girlfriend.
The owner of the vehicle was located a short distance away, asleep at his residence. He was soaking wet, with minor lacerations to his right hand.
He was not tested for alcohol, but was cited for leaving the scene of a crash.