Good Sam rescues woman who drove car into pool

The rescuer pulled the SUV by its luggage rack to the edge of the pool, broke out its back window and rescued the woman

The Associated Press

MERCED, Calif. — A California woman is OK after crashing her SUV into an apartment complex swimming pool.

Merced police say 69-year-old Pamela Gwyn was in her Chevy Blazer on a city street Wednesday when for an unknown reason she failed to make a right turn and lost control of the vehicle.

The SUV went through a wrought iron fence outside the apartment complex and continued about 50 feet before landing in the pool.

Sgt. Jay Struble says a good Samaritan, 57-year-old Craig Lafleur of Kingsburg, saw the SUV, pulled it to the edge of the pool by its roof rack and broke its back window. He then helped Gwyn out of the vehicle before it sank.

Struble told the Merced Sun Star Gwyn had no recollection of the crash.

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