LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) - Rep. John Yarmuth's 85-year-old mother, Edna, was transported to the hospital after a water rescue Tuesday afternoon. It started around noon with an accident near Brownsboro Road and Springcrest.
In the course of the accident, her vehicle traveled about 1000 yards through a fence and into the creek. The vehicle moved about 500 feet down the creek. When the rescue crew arrived, the car was partially submerged in rapidly moving water with Edna trapped inside the vehicle.
Metro Dispatch flew in an aerial unit and lowered a firefighter down to the vehicle. They were then able to rescue her through the back window and get her to safety.
Rescuers said Edna was conscious when she was transported to the hospital. She is listed in serious condition.
Rep. Yarmuth released the following statement:
“Our mother is doing fine after today’s accident. Thankfully she was wearing her seatbelt and has only minor injuries. She is in good spirits and will be home soon. We want to thank the Harrods Creek and Worthington fire departments, as well as Metro Police and EMS, for their exceptional rescue efforts. We also want to thank all those at University Hospital, who are providing my mother with expert care.”