Bystanders rescue woman from sinking car | News
St. Petersburg, Florida -- A pair of good samaritans rescued a woman who ended up in a flooded ditch on 58 St. N. during Wednesday morning's storms.
According to St. Pete Fire & Rescue, around 11 a.m., 61-year-old Iris Levy was on her way to volunteer at the Gulfport Senior Center when she noticed cars stalling out in the 2400 block of 58 St. N.
Levy decided to make a U-turn to head south and avoid the flooded road, but ended up losing control and drove into the drainage ditch.
Levy honked the horn for help and tried to open the car door, but couldn't as the car was sinking too fast.
Two witnesses jumped into the water and helped Levy stay calm and climb out the window.
Levy thanked the bystanders, but they left before she could get their names.
"It just wasn't my time," Levy said to police. "I'm going to say a few extra prayers this Sunday for sure."