"I ain't no hero," says man that saved car that went in creek

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DOTHAN, Ala. (WTVY) -- [UPDATE: 10/30/2019 at 5:00 PM]
It was a story of coincidences and heroics that saved a woman whose car ended up in Bear Creek Tuesday afternoon.

A car ended up in Bear Creek after crossing the median. (Source: WTVY)

Many witnessed the crash, and some say the car was completely underwater at one point.

Bobby Rhodes an R & A Towing driver says he saw the car go on the grass and disappear between the bridges.

That's when he turned around and joined another tow truck driver in getting the car out of the water.

"I didn't know anybody there. I didn't even know the lady. That's somebody's grandma and I don't want to see nobody lose nobody. So I did what I had to do. I ain't no hero," says Rhodes.

Once they got it up far enough, another person removed Ross from the car, and she was transported to the hospital with what authorities describe as critical injuries.

"I just know that they were actively engaged in trying to take care of her when they put her in the ambulance, so all I know she's alive. I really do not know the outcome of where she is at this point," says Alabama Law Enforcement’s Captain Tracy Nelson.

Troopers are still investigating the crash.


Authorities are trying to figure out how a car ended up in a creek.

The crash happened on Highway 84 west of Dothan.

Law enforcement agents say the car entered the median and then plunged into the creek.

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