A driver heading south down Route 156 took her eyes off the road for a moment and ended up stuck in a ditch by the corner of Rathbun Road in East Lyme. The accident was reported at 8:46 p.m. on August 13 and forced the road to be closed for about half an hour while a tow truck worked to extricate the white VW bug from the ditch.
The driver, who was the car's only occupant, was lucky. Police said they were able to open the door to let her out and she was able to walk away and go home, no ambulance required. Police are not yet releasing the name of the driver.