Woman Crashes Car into Northbrook Pool

The accident happened at a condo complex in the 1200 block of Rudolph Drive

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    Northbrook Police rescued a woman who crashed her car into a pool and then worked to remove the car from the water. Watch the raw footage of crews working to remove the car along with an interview from a witness. (Published Saturday, Dec 1, 2012)

    An elderly woman accidentally drove her car into a swimming pool on Saturday in north suburban Northbrook.

    Police responded to a report of a vehicle that had gone through a fence and into a pool at a condominium complex in the 1200 block of Rudolph Drive, said Officer David Heiser.

    Witness Hy Speck said it looked like the woman was trying to park when the accident happened.

    "Evidently, she hit the gas instead of the brake and she whizzed by us, through the fence and into the pool," said Speck, who called 911 after the accident happened.

    The pool had about four feet of water, which came up to the woman's neck, said Heiser. He jumped into the pool and another officer on the scene helped him rescue the woman.

    Though the water was estimated to be 45 to 50 degrees, the woman and the officers were OK and no one was taken to the hospital.

    "She walked away," said Speck's wife Esther, who also witnessed the accident.