Truro police respond to Prius in the Pamet

Driver uninjured, freed herself from car after it slid down the bank
A Truro woman escaped her car uninjured after it slid into the Pamet River in Truro Monday morning. See story for a larger image. Truro Police Department photo.

TRURO - A Truro woman was not injured when her Prius slid into the Pamet River Monday morning. According to a Truro police release, 73-year-old Carol Klass of 10 Scrimshaw Street in Truro, mistook the accelerator for the brake while trying to park at the Truro Post Office. 

Ms. Klass's 2012 Toyota Prius overshot the parking space and slid down the bank into the Pamet River. Ms. Klass was able to crawl out the window and up the marsh bank, police said. She then requested assistance from post office personnel.

The incident occurred just before 10 a.m. There were no witnesses to the car's descent into the water, according to police. The Pamet River winds behind the Truro Post Office at 16 Truro Center Road.

Ms. Klass was treated at the scene by Truro Fire & Rescue and released. There were no charges filed.


The 2102 Prius awaits a tow truck in the icy waters of the Pamet River Monday morning. Truro Police Department photo.


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