Bridge stops 2 cars swept away in flooded wash in Apache Junction

Posted: Updated:
(Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District) (Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District)
(Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District) (Source: Superstition Fire & Medical District)
APACHE JUNCTION, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Two drivers were cited after being swept away by rushing water in a flooded wash in Apache Junction.

Superstition Fire and Medical crews were dispatched to a water rescue on Southern Avenue, just east of Mountain View Road.

Two vehicles had been swept down a wash after they apparently attempted to cross moving water.

The vehicles were swept along about 60 feet by the water.

So what stopped them? A bridge!

Both cars became lodged under a small residential bridge.

Each vehicle contained a single occupant, both of whom were able to get themselves out.

According to authorities, both drivers were cited.

Click/tap here to download the free azfamily mobile app.

Copyright 2017 KPHO/KTVK (KPHO Broadcasting Corporation). All rights reserved.