A motorist escaped serious injury after being rescued from his sinking vehicle in the Sebasticook River Tuesday afternoon.
According to the Pittsfield Police Department, 65-year-old Melvin Getchell of Burnham was traveling eastbound in his 1998 Buick LeSabre around 12:45 p.m. on Hunnewell Avenue when he allegedly fell asleep at the wheel and lost control. Mr. Getchell left the roadway and crashed into the river, flipping his vehicle in the process.
Mr. Getchell was rescued shortly thereafter by local law enforcement. He was transported to Sebasticook Valley Hospital with minor injuries.
Officers are conducting an ongoing investigation to determine the cause of this incident.
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