A University of Miami student drove his car across a sidewalk, over the rocks and flipped it into the canal connected to Lake Osceola behind the University Center late Thursday evening, the Miami Hurricane reported.
Patricia Whitely, the university’s vice president for student affairs, confirmed the driver was a UM student and that he was not injured, the college newspaper reported. No other injuries were reported.
The university did not identify the student.
“It’s very, very lucky for the university and for that student, obviously, because he came over and people were walking and the car flipped into the lake,” Whitely told the Hurricane.
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The University of Miami and Coral Gables police departments handled the call, which came in around 8:30 p.m. Police on the scene told the Hurricane that a preliminary search indicated there were no passengers in the silver car. The police said the incident happened because the driver tried to cut another driver off to get into a parking space, according to the Hurricane.