JOPLIN, Mo. — Joplin police say a vehicle mechanical failure caused a teenage driver to go off Low Water Bridge and into Shoal Creek Tuesday evening.
A Newton County Sheriff’s Deputy who was nearby was the first at the scene and found a pick-up in the water off Low Water Bridge, with an unresponsive 18-year-old man inside.
A water rescue team was able to get the young man out and onto dry land. He was taken to a local hospital with only minor injuries.
JPD say it appears that mechanical failure within the vehicle seems to have caused the crash.