Two teens pulled from submerged car as flash flooding hits Knoxville

  • Source: WYMT-TV CBS 57 Hazard
  • Published: 07/01/2020 12:00 AM

A teenage girl was pulled from a submerged car that became trapped in flood water along Papermill Drive Monday night. Intense rain sparked flash flooding across East Tennessee. Three men were parked at McKay’s Books waiting for the rain to pass when they watched a car stall out on Papermill Drive. Swift water began to push the car down the road. They said a teenage girl climbed out of the car but needed help. That’s when two of the men entered the water and helped her to safety. The girl told WVLT News they were fine but extremely shaken. Her mom and stepdad picked her up shortly after. A fire truck pulled up just as the men were dragging her women out of the water. WVLT News captured countless cars passing through the same high, swift water along Papermill Drive in West Knoxville. According to Knoxville Dispatch, 22 roads were flooded.


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