Woman escapes from sinking car

Published On: Dec 18 2012 04:49:24 AM EST
Updated On: Dec 18 2012 04:54:44 PM EST
ST. JOHNS COUNTY, Fla. -

A Jacksonville woman was able to escape from her car after it veered off the road and went into a creek, according to the Florida Highway Patrol.

Toni Brown, 47, was traveling on Interstate 95 southbound in the center lane just before the County Road 210 exit in St. Johns County at about 9 p.m. Monday.

Brown said a small, white Honda in front of her changed lanes, possibly attempting to reach the exit ramp. Part of that car struck Brown's car, pushing it onto the shoulder, according to FHP.

Troopers said Brown's car then drove down an embankment, into Durbin Creek, submerging the vehicle.

"I was praying. I was saying, 'Is this it?' Am I going to be here?'" Brown said. "I was thanking my mother for making me go to swim class and I knew how to swim."

According to FHP, Brown was wearing her seat belt and suffered minor injuries.

Once she escaped from her car, she walked to the interstate and flag down a passing car.

A wrecker was expected to pull the car from the creek sometime Tuesday.

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