HAMPTON, Virginia - Authorities pulled a car from the water in Hampton, Virginia early Wednesday morning.
The scene in the Riverdale neighborhood closed LaSalle Ave. southbound lanes from Tide Mill Road to Mercury Blvd. The lanes towards Langley Air Force Base are open.
Authorities were called to the scene just after 7:00 a.m. Capt. Jeff Pereira says someone in the neighborhood saw it happen and rescued the driver. Paramedics then took that person to the hospital.
When firefighters and the dive team arrived at the LaSalle Ave. extended bridge, they could only see the tail lights and part of the trunk.
Investigators are working to determine what caused the driver to lose control.
The dive team attached straps to the vehicle so a private contractor with crane could raise it and bring it on land.
Hazmat teams put booms in the water to keep any gasoline and oil spills from spreading.