A man in Palm Springs North couldn’t believe his eyes when an SUV appeared to come out of nowhere and ended up in his backyard pool.
“I thought it was a movie! I came out here in shock, there’s a car in my pool,” Alex Ferrer said.
It was not movie. An SUV really did end up in Ferrer’s pool.
Miami-Dade police say another car ran a stop sign at Northwest 178th Street and 84th Avenue and the driver of the SUV swerved to miss it, crashing through Ferrer’s fence and into the pool. Ferrer saw it plow through the fence into his yard and then watched his jet ski launch across the pool.
“My jet ski was sitting right here and you see it’s over there now,” said Ferrer pointing to where it ended up. “She came in pretty fast and she hit it, she sent it flying over there and what stopped her was the wall.”
ABC 10 reported that the SUV ran over an iguana and killed it.
Alex’s father Fernando Ferrer said he didn’t see it, but he definitely heard it.
“I heard the screech of the tires, the bang and boom and then I heard the splash in my pool,” said the elder Ferrer.
Fernando called 911 when his son rushed outside to help the driver of the SUV, Sylvia de la Torre, who was still in the vehicle.
“I thought I was going to have to get in the pool so I took my shoes and shirt but we were able to get her out the other side because the passenger side was still out of the water,” Ferrer said.
De la Torre said her chest hurt but otherwise she was OK. She said it all happened in seconds and she had no time to hit the brakes. She said she had the right of way when she entered the intersection, but swerved to miss two cars that were going the other direction and ran the stop sign. She did not get a ticket.