9:45am A car driving on SW Naterlin in Newport suddenly went over a cliff or embankment near the Coast Guard Station. The car rolled. Rescuers say there is a male driver with a dog in the car. It’s likely the driver was seat belted in because it appears he survived going off the road and rolling down the embankment.
9:49am Any photographs of the accident can be sent via cellphone to: Dave@NewsLincolnCounty.com
9:56am Rescue crews are removing the vehicle’s roof so they can get the driver out – and hopefully his dog as well.
10:07am The driver has been safely pulled out of the wreckage.
10:10am It’s been determined that the driver was not terribly injured. He’ll likely be taken to the local hospital to examine any wounds.
10:12am Newport Fire Chief noticed that the vehicle hit a light pole on its way down. New pole on order.