Updated: 1 Injured in Superior, Wis. Rollover

Posted at: 06/20/2013 7:39 PM | Updated at: 06/21/2013 12:09 AM
By: EMILY HAAVIK
ehaavik@wdio.com

A woman was injured in a rollover at the base of the Richard I. Bong Memorial Bridge in Superior, Wis., according to the Superior Fire Department.

Battalion Chief on Duty Vern Johnson said firefighters responded to the call at 5:01 p.m., and they were on scene until 5:40.

A woman had to be removed from the car because she was hung up on the seatbelts. Johnson said she was transported in an ambulance with injuries, but they did not appear to be serious.

Hydroplaning could have been a contributing factor, as Johnson said there was rain and heavy water on the bridge, and that witnesses said the car hit a puddle of water.

Traffic was almost at a standstill on the Superior-bound side of the bridge after the accident, according to Johnson.

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