Car plunges into motel pool in Florida
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WHDH) -- Surveillance video captured the moment when a driver lost control and crashed into another car, which ended up in a motel pool.
A white vehicle is seen on surveillance video Wednesday speeding northbound in the southbound lanes of A1A in Fort Lauderdale. The driver almost hits a black car that was pulling into a parking lot. The car then slammed into a parked car and pushed it into a motel pool.
Bill Mac owns the building that caught the driver on surveillance video. "She kept coming along here and went right up into the sidewalk here, kept going and hit the traffic light box and a pole, was a few feet airborne and hit the car, the parked car in the hotel, and drove it into the pool," said Mac.
The car that plunged in the pool belongs to guest Sarah Alstrom. "I would have been dead. I had my black slippers in the driver seat and I had just finished with my tea and I was gonna come down these steps," said Alstrom.
The second surveillance camera that caught the accident belongs to the hotel where the car ended in the pool.
Hotel management had to drain out the pool to remove debris left from the crash.
Motel guests are glad no one was at the pool when the car plunged inside. "I feel very grateful, I thank God ... it was a horrible thing," said motel guest Ilona Dihanyi.
The driver was transported to the hospital. Her injuries are unknown.
Fort Lauderdale Police has not released the name of the driver.