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Woman swerves to miss dog, ends up in Little Cottonwood Creek

Published: Monday, Sept. 17 2012 8:41 a.m. MDT

MURRAY — A woman was fortunate to walk away with very minor injuries after her car rolled and landed upside down in a creek.

The accident happened just before 6 a.m. Monday. A 26-year-old woman driving north on Murray Boulevard near 4500 South swerved to miss a dog in the road, hit the curb, crashed through a chain-link fence, rolled and landed upside down in Little Cottonwood Creek, said Murray police detective Kenny Bass.

"Fortunately, it's the time of year when the water is very low," he said. "There was never any danger as far as drowning."

Another person nearby heard the accident and called 911. Bass said police arrived on the scene quickly. The woman, who was wearing a seatbelt, was still strapped in her vehicle when officers arrived. Bass did not know Monday whether the woman was stuck or too afraid to move.

Officers went into the creek, opened the door and got the woman out. She was treated at the scene but declined to be taken to the hospital because her injuries were minor.

The woman's name was not immediately available Monday.

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