Driver on Modesto's Briggsmore Avenue winds up in canal

local@modbee.comNovember 16, 2012 

Briggsmore Crash

(Submitted by Rory Johnson) This vehicle ended up in, and then out, of the canal on Briggsmore Avenue between Roselle Avenue and Claus Road on Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. The driver did not suffer any injuries, according to Sgt. Steven Stanfield of the Modesto Police Department.

RORY JOHNSON

— A driver eastbound on Briggsmore Avenue between Lakewood Avenue and Claus Road on Friday lost control of his vehicle, crossed all lanes and ended up in the adjacent canal, according to Modesto police.

Trying to drive back out of the empty canal, the motorist ended up stuck with the vehicle’s back wheels still in the canal, said Sgt. Steve Stanfield.

No other vehicles were involved in the crash, and the driver suffered no injuries in the accident, Stanfield said, although he did not know whether a medical emergency may have been the cause of the driver losing control.

He did not know whether alcohol or drugs may have played a part in the accident.

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