Northbrook Police Rescue 92-Year-Old Who Drove Into Pool
There were no reported injuries after an elderly woman accidentally drove her car through a fence and into a private pool on Saturday afternoon.
Apparently, an off-season pool cover can't withstand the weight of an average-size sedan.
On Satuday afternoon, "a 92-year-old motorist drove over a curb, through a fence and into a pool at 1280 Rudolph Dr.," according to a release from the Northbrook Fire Department.
Two Northbrook police officers had to assist the driver out of the car and cold water, but no injuries were reported by the fire department, who later helped remove the car from the pool, according to the release.
The car was stuck in about three feet of water, according to the fire department.
One witness told NBC 5 it appeared the woman was parking when the accident happened.
"Evidently, she hit the gas instead of the brake and she whizzed by us through the fence and into the pool," the witness, Hy Speck told NBC.