AMHERST, N.Y. (WIVB) - A man and his 11-year-old son escaped a vehicle that plunged into Tonawanda Creek Wednesday afternoon.
Amherst Police say 45-year-old Todd Borel of Gasport lost consciousness behind the wheel around 1 p.m. His vehicle traveled through an intersection at Sweet Home Road and Tonawanda Creek Road and continued through a barrier and trees and into the Tonawanda Creek, where it quickly became submerged.
Borel and his son were able to escape the vehicle, only suffering minor injuries.
Police say the cause of the accident is under investigation, but it appears Borel suffered from an unknown medical problem.
Anyone with further information about the crash is encouraged to call detectives at 689-1322.
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