Motorist trying to avoid crash drives into South Platte River

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DENVER — A driver trying to avoid a crash in an intersection ended up driving into the South Platte River on Wednesday night, the the Denver Fire Department said.

It happened at West Florida Avenue and South Platte River Drive. Rescuers said the occupants of the car were able to get out in their own, officials said.

The crash the driver tried to avoid involved only one vehicle.

Details about how the initial crash happened or if anyone was hurt was not available.