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Tow truck hauls car out of channel.
Tow truck hauls car out of channel. Photo By Jody Tiongco.

A 62-year-old woman escaped injury this past Wednesday, Feb. 19, after unintentionally driving her car backwards through a chain link fence and into a drainage channel in downtown Laguna Beach, police said.

The woman refused medical care and took a cab home, leaving a tow truck to extract her battered convertible Mercedes coup from the channel along Broadway Street, said Sgt. Louise Callus.

The driver had been parked in a lot behind the Verizon store, at the corner of Broadway and Forest Avenue. Alcohol is not suspected, Callus said.


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