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SUV Smashes Through Fences, Flies Into Long Island Swimming Pool

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    SUV Smashes Through Fences, Flies Into Long Island Swimming Pool
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    • An SUV ended up in the backyard swimming pool of a home in Long Island Wednesday morning

    • The vehicle apparently ran off a busy road in Flower Hill, smashed into a couple of fences and ended up in a backyard swimming pool

    • Two men were inside the rideshare vehicle; they are expected to be OK

    An SUV ended up in the backyard swimming pool of a home in Long Island Wednesday morning.

    The vehicle apparently ran off a busy road in Flower Hill, which runs along the home, smashed into a couple of fences and ended up in the swimming pool.

    News 4 spoke to the owner of the home. She told us the SUV is a rideshare vehicle and had a driver and passenger inside. Both men, believed to be in their 60s or 70s, were pulled from the car and taken to the hospital. They are expected to be OK.

    The bizarre accident created such a huge wave that the pool's water actually flew into the home. Chopper 4 showed a trail of debris littering the road. 

    SUV Crashes Into Long Island Swimming Pool

    [NY] SUV Crashes Into Long Island Swimming Pool

    Police say the driver lost control of the vehicle as he was driving along Port Washington Boulevard because he was going too fast. A firefighter dove into the water and helped both the driver and passenger, who were struggling to escape the submerged vehicle. NBC New York’s Greg Cergol reports.

    (Published Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2019)

    A neighbor told News 4 she heard the crash while she was in her house.

    “I was in my bedroom and I heard this really bad crash,” the neighbor said. “From what I understand, an SUV hit my fence, flew over this fence and wound up in my neighbor’s pool. But, they are OK. The people got out OK. Hopefully, everything will work out.”

    Nassau Police were at the scene of the incident as the dark-colored SUV remained half-submerged in the in-ground pool.

    It is unknown what caused the driver to run off the road. However, according to a law enforcement source, speed is being investigated as a possible cause of the crash. 

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