Australian drives car into neighbors pool

This allegedly drunk and unlicensed driver caused a stir in Australia when she crashed her car through a fence and into a backyard pool.

The 25-year-old woman got behind the wheel in Thornlie, a residential suburb of Perth, on Tuesday night but didn’t get far before she veered off the road, through a fence and into the pool, Perth Now reported.

As the car began to sink, two neighbors stepped in, smashing the window with a brick and pulling the woman out before it went under.

“I heard a big bang… we both ran over here,” one of the men, identified as Ed, told 7NEWS. “She couldn’t open the inner door because of the water pressure, so I just got in the pool.”

The other neighbor, Adam, was trying to calm the woman down as Ed smashed the window.

“Thirty seconds later the car was completely under water. In a minute we probably should have tried to resuscitate her,” Ed told the outlet.

Denis Groombridge, a local tow truck driver, said the car didn’t have door handles on the outside and the handles on the inside didn’t work properly.

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Australian police said the driver of the vehicle was allegedly intoxicated when she got behind the wheel.
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The unidentified woman, who was charged with drunk driving, admitted to 7NEWS that she went over the limit.
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“One of the neighbors who lived across the street came out and had to break the window and pull her out,” Groombridge told Perth Now.

“She’s very lucky that the guy came running across the street, otherwise she would have drowned. I don’t think she realizes how lucky she is,” he added.

Groombridge said the woman, who suffered only minor injuries, is also uninsured.

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While one of the neighbors tried to calm the woman down, the other tried to break the window.
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The men managed to get the woman out just before the car went under.
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“I told her I would do the job and keep the car as scrap, so she took out all her personal belongings,” he said. “So I went swimming and had to put the hooks on the car underneath while I was in the water and we pulled it out with the truck.”

The unidentified woman, who has been charged with drunk driving, admitted to 7NEWS that she went over the limit, saying: “Just don’t do what I did. Don’t drink and drive.” Australian drives car into neighbors pool


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