KGUN 9 On Your SideNews

Actions

Pima County Supervisor rescued from flooded wash

Posted at 3:08 PM, Aug 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-09 20:40:50-04

The driver rescued from a flooded wash on Tuesday at Oracle and Ft. Lowell was Pima County Supervisor Sharon Bronson.

Bronson's office confirmed that she is at home resting after the incident. 

The Tucson Fire Department said this was one of 8 swift water rescues that they responded to within two hours on Monday. 

Bronson's SUV was swept about an 1/8 of a mile down the wash and ended up being pinned against the concrete bridge area that passes underneath Oracle Road. 

The driver side of Bronson's car was pinned against the bridge so rescue crews had to break open the rear window of the vehicle to pull her out. 

“I want to express my appreciation to the Tucson Fire and Police Departments for their professionalism and heroism,” Bronson said. “This was an extraordinary storm and illustrates that when even driving on roads that are not barricaded, there is a potential risk.”

She was checked out at the scene and did not require medical attention.