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Driver taken to hospital after driving car into Lake Erie in Mentor-on-the-Lake

Officials rescued the driver from the water.

MENTOR-ON-THE-LAKE, Ohio — A driver was rescued and taken to the hospital on Friday morning after driving through a guard rail into Lake Erie in Mentor-on-the-Lake

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According to the Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department, officials responded at around 8 a.m. after hearing reports of a vehicle in Lake Erie off Twilight Drive. 

Upon arriving at the scene, officials discovered that the vehicle allegedly drove into a guard rail at the end of a road and went down a steep embankment, entering into Lake Erie. 

Rescue units from Mentor-on-the-Lake, Mentor and Grand River rescued the driver, that was in the water when they arrived. The driver was taken to Lake West Hospital. 

Mentor-on-the-Lake Police and Fire units responded to Twilight Dr. shortly after 8 a.m. this morning for a report of a...

Posted by Mentor-on-the-Lake Police Department on Friday, November 25, 2022

On Saturday, Nov. 26, the Lake County Sheriff's Office released new images from the incident. 

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team assisted Bob’s Towing in retrieving a car which had been driven into Lake...

Posted by Lake County Sheriff's Office Sheriff Frank Leonbruno on Saturday, November 26, 2022

No updates on the condition of the driver have been released. Stay with 3News as we learn more regarding this incident. 

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