On the afternoon of Saturday, February 24, 2007, Los Angeles Firefighters responded to a report of a vehicle into a swimming pool at 6644 Glade Avenue in Woodland Hills.
The LAFD arrived quickly to discover an uninjured 82 year-old female driver, who had been promptly rescued from the driver's window of the sinking car by her husband, who witnessed the crash.
The woman told responders she had been driving in the parking lot of her apartment complex when she mistook the accelerator for the brake pedal. Her mid-sized sedan crashed through a wrought-iron fence and vaulted a planter before splashing in the shallow end of a swimming pool at the Canoga Terrace Apartments.
The woman's husband attempted to enter the vehicle to remove valuables after Firefighters departed. The car, which subsequently settled in pool's deep end, was removed by a tow truck later that day.
Los Angeles Police Officers are investigating the circumstances of the collision.
Submitted by Brian Humphrey
Los Angeles Fire Department