Woman recovering after driving SUV into playa lake - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

Woman recovering after driving SUV into playa lake


A woman is recovering in the hospital Wednesday night after Lubbock police say she drove her SUV into a playa lake.

Around 6:30 p.m., police say the woman was driving west on 19th Street near Quaker when she made a U-turn at the intersection and ended up hitting a speed limit sign.

Police say a pickup truck hit her SUV as she was trying to get back on the road.

Witnesses say the impact sent her off the road again, but the woman was able to stop before hitting a tree.

Then, about 30 seconds later, police she drove the SUV into the lake.

Police tell us she has non life-threatening injuries.

The driver of the pickup was not injured.

Police are still trying to determine why she drove into the lake.

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