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Driver escapes crash, calls for help

DOUGLAS, Mass. —A station wagon slid off a road in Douglas on Sunday night and landed upside down in a pond.

The driver, Jeffrey Stanhope of Douglas, managed to get out on his own and swim to shore after the vehicle went off Wallis Street, the Telegram and Gazette reported.

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The vehicle was submerged in several feet of icy water. Stanhope went to a nearby house to call for help.

When emergency crews arrived, he was treated for minor injuries. Crews also got the heavily damaged vehicle out of the water.