It happened early Tuesday when 50-year-old Robert Bugge said he swerved to avoid a deer and drove off a bridge in Akron. His car slipped through a gap between the east and west bridge lanes and skidded down an embankment into the water.
Bugge says the car landed on its top, temporarily trapping him inside and underwater. He managed to free himself and, nursing cuts and bruises, continued home on foot.
The Akron Beacon Journal (http://bit.ly/PW3kXs ) reports that Bugge didn't report the crash then. Someone who saw the car in the water called police, and officers went looking for him. He then returned to the scene.