At 4:53 pm Monday, Contra Costa County Firefighters and Pittsburg Police responded to a report of a vehicle that entered the canal in the 800 block of W Leland Road near John Henry Johnson Parkway in the City of Pittsburg.
It was reported that at least 1-person was trapped in the vehicle with their head above water after being assisted by another citizen who had jumped in to help rescue the victim. A short time later, the victim was pulled from the canal.
No other information was available and Pittsburg Police are on scene providing traffic control between E. Leland Rd. and Range Rd.
Update per Pittsburg Police
Tonight just before 5:00pm, PPD Officers responded to the area of W. Leland Road/Range Road for a report of an overturned vehicle into a canal.
Witnesses later reported just before crashing into the canal, the vehicle traveling at an extremely high rate of speed, weaving in and out of lanes and not stopping at red lights.
Four Samaritans stopped their vehicles, jumped into the water and pulled the driver from the overturned vehicle, effectively saving the driver’s life.
The suspect was exhibiting signs of impairment, related she had “blacked out” and was transported by to a local hospital for treatment.