Bystander rescues driver after pickup truck plunges into pool

SAN DIEGO (KSWB)-- An out-of-control pickup truck crashed through a fence alongside an Allied Gardens home Friday afternoon and plunged into a backyard swimming pool, trapping the driver until a good Samaritan and firefighters were able to rescue her.

The traffic accident in the 7300 block of Conestoga Court occurred shortly before 4:30 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.

See more photos from the incident:

6 PHOTOS
Woman rescued from sunken trunk
See Gallery
Woman rescued from sunken trunk
Photo Credit: Tribune 
Photo Credit: Tribune 
Photo Credit: Tribune 
Photo Credit: Tribune 
Photo Credit: Tribune 
HIDE CAPTION
SHOW CAPTION
of
SEE ALL
BACK TO SLIDE

After the Ford F-150 Raptor careened off the street, splashed into the pool and sank to the bottom on its side, Gabriel Mejia jumped in, broke a window and held the driver's head above the water while emergency crews were en route.

Firefighters freed the woman, who had suffered a head injury, and took her to Sharp Memorial Hospital. Her condition was not released.

It was unclear what caused the driver to lose control of the truck, Ysea said.

Read Full Story

Sign up for Breaking News by AOL to get the latest breaking news alerts and updates delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe to our other newsletters

Emails may offer personalized content or ads. Learn more. You may unsubscribe any time.