A possibly intoxicated woman in her 40s drove her car off Lakeshore Dr. and into a steep ravine east of the Marion County lake dam at 6:27 p.m. Monday.
Although the vehicle was partially overturned midway down a steep embankment, rescue squad members dispatched to the scene were not needed to free her.
A large piece of debris penetrated her car’s windshield and narrowly missed impaling her.
The driver, whose identity the sheriff’s office would not disclose Tuesday, was taken to St. Luke Hospital by Marion ambulance.
She apparently was the only passenger in the car which may have become airborne before leaving the roadway.
Monitored radio transmissions indicated that law enforcement on the scene suspected she was intoxicated.