GRANDVILLE, Mich. (WZZM) -- There were some scary moments for a Grand Rapids mother and her son after their vehicle flipped over into a water-filled ditch over the weekend. They were rescued, though, by an off-duty firefighter who drove by the scene.
It happened Sunday morning on westbound I-196 in Grandville. Yvonne Turpin was driving with her 14-year-old son Michael. She says a car was entering the highway, and the driver didn't see her in the right lane.
"I honked my horn and she didn't move -- she kept coming over. There was nowhere else I could go but down the embankment. I remember going through the woods; I remember being upside down," Yvonne recalls.
"I remember just all the sudden looking through the windshield and there was water," says Michael. The doors wouldn't open, but he was able to call 911. "I was scared. I said we were on I-196, I was just screaming."