By Jamy Pombo Sesselman
NORWOOD, Massachusetts (WCVB) — A driver who didn’t know how to swim was rescued after he clung to a tree when his car became submerged in water Wednesday on a flooded road in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Norwood fire and police crews responded just before 5:30 a.m. to Upland Road near Washington Street for a report of a vehicle in the water.
If you look close, you can see a vehicle submerged in floodwaters on Upland Road in Norwood, Massachusetts.
The driver was able to get out of the car and hang onto a nearby tree until rescuers arrived.
Firefighters deployed a rescue swimmer in a survival suit to remove the person, who was taken to a local hospital to be treated for non-life-threatening injuries.
The driver’s name was not released.
Several Massachusetts communities dealt with flooded roads as a strong storm dumped more than 4 inches of rain in some parts of the state.
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