Alabama trooper dives into water, saves motorist after car careens into creek

Published 10:51 pm Friday, May 12, 2023

An Alabama state highway patrol trooper rescued a motorist Friday after their car drove into a creek.

At approximately 7:05 a.m. Friday, Senior Trooper Spencer Adkinson with the Alabama Law Enforcement Agency’s (ALEA) Highway Patrol Division was investigating a traffic crash on U.S. 84 near the 201 mile marker in Houston County when the incident occurred.

Another vehicle not involved in the crash approached the scene, left the roadway and entered into Bear Creek.

Immediately, Adkinson jumped into the creek and removed the driver from the vehicle, as the vehicle had already begun submerging.

Deputy Sheriff Dusty Oswalt with the Houston County Sheriff’s Office also arrived on scene and assisted Adkinson with getting the driver safely onto the creek’s bank.

The driver was transported to Southeast Health Medical Center for treatment.