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3 Bystanders Rescue Driver Who Crashed Into Modesto Canal After Having Medical Emergency

MODESTO (CBS13) – Authorities are crediting three good Samaritans with helping rescue a driver who crashed into a Modesto canal Thursday morning.

The incident happened near East Briggsmore and Roselle avenues.

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A driver had some sort of medical emergency and ended up crashing into the canal. (Credit: Modesto Police Department)

Modesto police say a driver apparently had some sort of medical emergency, causing them to crash into the canal.

Three passerby's – Art Mondragon Jr., Art Mondragon Sr. and Mark Polkingorn – jumped into action and helped the driver get out of the car, which was partially submerged in the canal.

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Three bystanders jumped into the canal to get the driver out. Modesto Fire and a tow company also helped. (Credit: Modesto Police Department)

Modesto Fire crews and Meyers Tow also helped with the rescue, police say.

The driver has been taken to the hospital.

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