02/25/2013 11:29 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

SUV Drives Off Memorial Bridge, Falls Into Potomac River


WASHINGTON -- It's apparently still not clear why an SUV drove off the Memorial Bridge and into the Potomac River late Sunday night.

The Washington Post has details:

The vehicle was headed east, toward the Lincoln Memorial end of the bridge , about 10 p.m. Sunday when the incident occurred.

After apparently leaving the roadway, the vehicle crashed through the barrier at the edge of the south or downstream side of the bridge, said Sgt. Paul Brooks, the Park Police spokesman.

He said the only person in the vehicle was taken to a local hospital with injuries that did not appear to be life-threatening.

Rescue1DCFD tweeted a photo of the rescue:

suv falls off memorial bridge

The bridge was reopened around 2:30 a.m.