Baroda man saved from drowning after rollover accident

A Baroda man was saved from drowning Saturday after his pickup truck rolled over into a flooded ditch on Date Road. The Baroda-Lake Township police chief and a Lake Township fire captain were the first on the scene to rescue the driver, as the 911 dispatcher kept him calm while the water was rising around him.

BRIDGMAN — Tragedy was averted when the Baroda-Lake Township police chief and a Lake Township fire captain responded to a rollover accident and saved the driver from drowning in a flooded ditch on Saturday.

At around 3:45 p.m. Saturday police were dispatched to Date and Linco roads, in Lake Township, for a pickup truck that was upside down in drainage ditch. The accident occurred when the driver, a 54-year-old Baroda man whose name was not released, was traveling northbound on Date Road and swerved to miss a deer. He called the 911 center and said that water was quickly filling up the cab of the truck.