The 63-year-old driver was rescued from the parking lot of the Monument Inn restaurant by Robert Moore, a bystander who witnessed the crash.
According to the Harris County Intersection 8 Office, Moore ran to the edge of the landing pad and jumped into the water without hesitation.
He tries to approach the car and instructs the driver to unlock the door.
Moore pulled the driver out of the car toward the bumper as it began to sink. He stayed with the driver until the first responders arrived.
The 63-year-old driver was taken to HCA Houston Healthcare Clear Lake with minor injuries.
Officials said: “This incident can result in loss of life and will leave a family in mourning. Mr. Moore’s swift response certainly saved the man’s life.”
The Houston Police Department Diving Team recovered the vehicle.
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