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Teens Rescued From Roof of Flooded Car

The two Fairless Hills teens were rescued early Thursday by fire personnel utilizing a boat from the Northampton Township Fire Department.

The scene of the rescue. Credit: Newtown Twp Police Facebook
The scene of the rescue. Credit: Newtown Twp Police Facebook

Two Fairless Hills teens were rescued from the roof of their car after they got stuck in three feet of water on Buck Road, Newtown Township police said.

Police say an 18-year-old male drove through as much as three feet of water and went around a blockade in the area of the Neshaminy Creek Bridge around 12:30 a.m. Thursday. The area was flooded due to significant rains.

The water was “rapidly flowing across the roadway,” police said. The driver ignored two large construction barrels that were placed across the northbound lane of Buck Road, information from police said. 

When police arrived, the 18-year-old male and his 19-year-old female passenger were on the roof of their vehicle.  The pair were rescued by fire personnel utilizing a boat from the Northampton Township Fire Department. 

The driver will receive a citation in the mail charging him with his disregard of a traffic control device warning of a hazardous condition, police said. 

The car was towed from the scene around 7 a.m. after waters had receded, officials said.   

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