PEMBROKE PINES (CBS4) – A South Florida pool is in need of repairs after an unlikely guest goes for a swim.
“I got a 67 Camaro in my pool and I really don’t want it there,” homeowner Bertha Aguilera said Monday evening as crews tried to figure out a way to remove the classic car from her swimming pool.
Aguilera says she arrived at her home along NW 198 Avenue and NW 9 Street in Pembroke Pines to find the classic car had gone fender-first in to her recently remodeled swimming pool.
Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue spokesman Tom Gallagher says the car lost control, careened into a wall of bushes, a fence, and a screen before taking a nose dive in to a family pool.
“A nice car, and a very nice pool, but when it came together neither one is in very good shape right now,” Gallagher said.
Curious neighbors gathered for a closer look, snapping photos in awe as crews worked to remove the vehicle.
“A phone call rang. They said, ‘there’s a car in a pool at Preserve Estates’. We live in the Preserve. So we said let’s get in the car and go see,” neighbor Donna Deluca explained as she looked on.
No one was home at the time. The family is glad they’re safe, but with summer just around the corner, they worry their plans to enjoy their newly remodeled swimming pool may be on hold.
“We had this scenario not too long ago when we had to replace everything because of a hurricane 5, 6 years ago,” Aguilera said.
Authorities are investigating what went wrong, but Donna DeLuca thinks she has an idea.
“South Florida drivers…the worst!” said DeLuca.
The driver managed to get out of the Camaro on his own. He was taken to a local hospital for observation.