Car crashes into house, pool

first_imgTwo Los Angeles County Sheriff’s deputies jumped into a swimming pool to save a woman who was trapped underwater in a pickup truck Sunday morning. Covina police believed the woman was looking down, dialing her cell phone just before she hit a utility pole, crashed through a block wall and landed in the deep end of a swimming pool at a home in the 1200 block of Barranca Avenue in Covina around 4a.m. Sheriff’s deputies Patrick Bohnert and Scott Hurst of the San Dimas Station were driving through Covina on patrol when they saw the white 2000 Dodge Ram crash as it headed south on Barranca, said Sgt. David Vega, also of the San Dimas Station. Vega said the deputies saw the cab of the truck rapidly becoming submerged. He said Bohnert took his gun belt off and jumped into the pool while Hurst held him by the waistband. Bohnert could not open the driver’s door so he forced the window down and pulled the woman, believed to weigh about 200 pounds, through it, Vega said. “I think the lady would’ve drowned if they weren’t there,” Vega said. The woman was taken to San Dimas Community Hospital, where she was treated and released. The deputies were unharmed, Vega said. About three miles away from the accident, a 23-year-old woman from Montebello lost control of a 2006 Toyota Camry around 11 p.m. Saturday. The car flew through the air and landed in the bedroom of a house in the 20800 block of Via Verde, CHP Officer Tariq Johnson said. No one was in the bedroom, which was demolished, according to Los Angeles County Fire Department officials. The driver was booked on suspicion of driving under the influence and airlifted to a hospital, Johnson said. City News Service contributed to this report. [email protected] (626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496 AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

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