• 91°

Woman drives vehicle into Vidalia canal

ROD GUAJARDO | THE NATCHEZ DEMOCRAT — Vidalia Police and Fire Departments use a rope and ladder to pull the driver of a Nissan Sentra out of the Vidalia Canal Tuesday night. The driver crossed oncoming traffic on Carter Street straight into the canal. Authorities on the scene said the erratic driving may have been caused by a seizure.

VIDALIA — The female driver of a Nissan Sentra crossed oncoming traffic on Carter Street straight into the Vidalia Canal Tuesday night.

Authorities on the scene said the erratic driving may have been caused by a seizure.

Vidalia Police and Fire Departments responded to the accident at approximately 7:30 p.m. and found the driver unresponsive.

Shortly after, the driver regained consciousness and claimed she had no injuries, but did not know where she was or how she got there, said Captain Denny Bozeman.

Bozeman said her confusion is what led paramedics to believe she suffered a seizure while she was driving.

The driver was traveling west toward Ferriday and witnesses said she just ran off the road, Bozeman said.

The vehicle scraped the left slope of the canal, but did not flip, before coming to a stop at the bottom.

Firefighters and paramedics placed the driver on a stretcher inside the car and had to put a ladder on the slope of the canal to get her out.

Responders used the ladder and rope as a dolly system to get the driver out of the canal and into the ambulance.

The driver was taken to Natchez Regional Medical Center.

Curtis Wrecker Service pulled the vehicle from the canal.

 

 

News

Trooper slaying suspect’s mother: ‘If he did it, he needs to be in jail’

BREAKING NEWS

Human remains found in north Adams County in July identified

COVID-19

Mississippi has fourth highest COVID-19 infection rate in nation

COVID-19

Sunday update: Six new COVID-19 cases reported in Adams County

News

The Dart: Softball player perfects her pitching

BREAKING NEWS

Three suspects identified, arrested in Friday shooting of off-duty state trooper

COVID-19

Free virus testing continues as new cases are reported in Concordia Parish

COVID-19

State health department reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths on Saturday

News

$108,000 reward offered for information in fatal shooting of off-duty state trooper

News

Jury trials to return to area, will be conducted at Natchez City Auditorium

News

Diversity in tourism discussed by local stakeholders

News

Vidalia mayor breaks tie to allow billboard to stay on Carter Street

COVID-19

Friday update: State reports new COVID-19 cases, deaths

COVID-19

Drive-thru face mask distribution Saturday at Adams County Safe Room

News

Local doctors discuss use of hydroxychloroquine, other therapies for COVID-19

News

Officials: Now is time to register to vote

News

Faith column: We cannot save ourselves

News

Your Take: A gift for a coach

COVID-19

Fayette man dies with COVID-19

News

More than half choose virtual learning for Concordia Parish schools

COVID-19

Concordia Parish resident dies with COVID-19

COVID-19

Wednesday update: Mississippi COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to climb

News

New York forces local student to spend 14 days in quarantine with mom before entering college

News

Officials: Local hospital workers faced most challenging week