(Riverton, Wyo.) – The driver of a white van nearly got a cold bath this afternoon. Just after 3:15 p.m. the van was eastbound on Honor Farm Road and was attempting to turn right onto Pleasant Drive when the vehicle apparently lost traction and nearly ended up in a drainage ditch with flowing water. The van teetered on the edge of the bank. There was enough of the vehicle’s frame on the bank that kept it from sliding all the way into the ditch. The occupants got out safely and were picked up by another vehicle driving by.

The driver’s identity was not released as the report into the crash was under way.

The van is precariously perched on the bank of a draining ditch at the turn onto Pleasant Drive. (Ernie Over photo)

The van is precariously perched on the bank of a drainage ditch at the turn onto Pleasant Drive from Honor Farm Road. (Ernie Over photo)