Firefighters rescued a woman from this car submerged in a pond near Six Flags.

Firefighters rescued a woman from this car submerged in a pond near Six Flags.

A St. Louis woman lost consciousness after experiencing a medical emergency, and the car she was driving struck a tree and rolled backward into a pond at Six Flags, 4900 Six Flags Road. The incident happened Oct. 26, Eureka Police reported.

At about 6 p.m., Diana Smith, 51, was driving a 2013 Chrysler 200 north on Six Flags Road toward the Six Flags parking lot entrance, and the car went off the left side of the road and hit a tree and then rolled backward across the road and into a pond, police reported.

The Eureka Fire Protection District arrived at 6:12 p.m., and firefighters rescued Smith from the car, Eureka Fire spokesman Scott Barthelmass said.

Smith told authorities she was having a medical emergency while driving and was trying to find a place to get off the road. She said she lost consciousness and the next thing she remembered was being submerged in water, police reported.

She was transported by Eureka Fire to Mercy Hospital Washington, where was treated and released, a hospital spokesman said on Oct. 28.

The Chrysler was significantly damaged, the report said.

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