published Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Driver injured after edging car over East Ridge parking lot ledge

A woman drove her sedan off a terraced parking lot at a medical building on Spring Creek Road.
A woman drove her sedan off a terraced parking lot at a medical building on Spring Creek Road.
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

A woman is being treated for injuries after driving her sedan off the terraced parking lot at a medical building on Spring Creek Road.

When first responders arrived on the scene this morning they found the sedan had tipped off the parking lot ledge and onto a van parked below, where it remained perched.

The driver told East Ridge Traffic Investigators that she was pulling into a parking space too quickly and was unable to stop. The other vehicles involved in the crash were unoccupied at the time of the incident, said East Ridge Police spokesman Officer Erik Hopkins.

Firefighters stabilized the car and extricated the driver with no further incident, Hopkins said. Lifeguard EMS transported the patient to Park Ridge East Hospital with what are believed to be non-life threatening injuries.

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