I’ve seen a few cars go into the Missouri River, but last night was the first time that I’ve seen a car in (or partially in) Gibson Pond.
Happened a little after 9 p.m., and it seems to have just been an accident – driver likely stepped on gas instead of brake. Fortunately, nobody seemed to have been hurt, and I didn’t see any dead or injured ducks or geese, either, thank goodness.
Quite a few people gathered to watch as the tow truck driver spent at least 30 minutes working on pulling the car out.
And I got to meet Ted King – he’s the (fairly new) meteorologist at KFBB; he walked up next to me as I was shooting the video and asked what had happened – said he lived nearby and noticed the commotion; nice guy. He pointed out that it would make a “good news story.”
I wasn’t quite sure how to respond to that, so I just sort of mumbled, “Yeah, I guess it probably would…”