Woman Calls 911 From Inside Sinking Car

June 4th, 2010 by admin

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. — A woman is lucky to be alive after her car plunged into a Coral Springs canal early Thursday morning.

Eva Rubino, 76, was driving her white Hyundai around 5 a.m. when she lost control and ended up in the canal located at the 10000 block of Northwest 29th Street.

Within seconds, she called 911 to report the crash.

Rubino: “My car is in the water right off the Mullens Park old library. I can’t open my door and I am sitting in the water in the car.”

911 Operator: “So you’re inside the car?”

Rubino: “I’m inside the car and I’m in the water. You just can’t miss it. I’m sitting in the middle of it and the water is rising in the car. If you don’t get to me soon, it will all be over.”

When officers arrived, the vehicle was almost fully submerged. They formed a human chain to rescue Rubino. Once they were at the driver’s side, an officer broke a window to pull her out of the car.

Rubino was treated at the scene by fire rescue and then taken to Coral Springs Medical Center.

From her hospital room she recalled the incident.

”If this was the way I was going go, then let’s go,” she told Local 10′s Constance Jones.

Police said without her quick thinking, they would not have reached her in time.

“I assumed this was God’s way of taking me home. And that’s why I was calm,” Rubino said.

She will stay overnight at the hospital for observation, but officials said she is in good condition.


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