An unidentified driver was pulled from his submerged car this morning by two men after the vehicle swerved off 54th Avenue South in St. Petersburg, near the Isla Key Bridge.
The driver is in stable condition after being rushed to Palms of Pasadena Hospital. Two men who happened to witness the crash say the driver was trapped inside the vehicle.
Kevin Daly of St. Petersburg was one of the two witnesses who plucked the driver from the vehicle. Daly was fishing when he saw the car veer into Boca Ciega Bay, at about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday.
Daly told authorities he watched as the BMW veered off the side of the road, down the embankment and over the sea wall.
Gus Hertz of Roanoke, Va., also happened to see the crash occur from the window of his condominium. He rushed downstairs and to the scene to help.
The crash occurred next to the Isla Key Bridge, which is across the bay from Gulfport and near Eckerd College.
The two men pulled the driver from the car and the St. Petersburg Fire & Rescue responded to a call. Paramedics treated the driver at the scene before transporting him to Pasadena Hospital.