Car drives in water in Hamden

New Haven

HAMDEN, Conn. (WTNH)– Officials are trying to figure out what caused a car to drive into Lake Whitney in Hamden Sunday evening.

According to the fire department, firefighters were called out for a car crash on Waite Street shortly before 8:30. When crews arrived, a single car was found to have jumped the guardrail and safety fence and landed in the water.

The driver of the car was able to get himself out and met the firefighters on the top of the hill at the roadway. The driver, who hasn’t been identified, was then transported to the hospital to be checked out, according to officials.

Firefighters went into the water and deployed absorbent booms to make sure no fluids leaked into the water while they lifted the car out.

The Regional Water Authority was called to the scene to test the waterway, according to officials.

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