A Florida household have been shaken up after an SUV crashed by way of their fence and skimmed all the way in which throughout the pool of their yard.
Carlos Lago and his household have spent a number of time having fun with the pool at their dwelling in Country Walk in Miami-Dade County amid the coronavirus lockdown—however on Friday, the cloudy climate had stored him and his kids inside, WPLG reported.
They heard a sound that Lago stated appeared like “a big explosion” that morning after which he found the injury to his yard. But it wasn’t till he watched the surveillance footage that he realized precisely what had occurred.
A Toyota Rav-Four went off the street and was touring at such excessive pace that it flew throughout the Lago household’s pool earlier than destroying two fences and coming to a cease on the road close by.
Following the crash, the pool is seen overflowing with bits of fencing and different particles scattered throughout the yard.
“She went straight through all my yard, you know,” Lago instructed the station.
Erika Benitez, a spokesperson for Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue, instructed Newsweek that fireplace crews responded to the incident simply earlier than 1 p.m. on Friday.
“Upon arrival, fire crews observed that a driver of a SUV had lost control of the vehicle following a medical emergency, causing the vehicle to cross through someone’s pool and property,” she stated. The lady within the SUV was taken to an area hospital, Benitez stated.
Lago stated he’s fearful of how a lot worse the incident may have been if his 11-year-old daughter Sabrina and two-year-old son had been within the neighborhood.
“We would be outside in the pool, like, spending time in the pool,” he instructed WPLG. “This is what scares me the most.”
Sabrina Lago, who enjoys swimming and performing gymnastics within the yard, instructed the station that her “heart dropped” when she heard the crash. “I was scared for my life,” she stated.
She added: “Thank god my family is okay. I never thought this could happen. I’m just so thankful to have my family with me.”
Just two hours earlier than the SUV got here crashing by way of his fence, two upkeep employees had been engaged on the pool, Carlos Lago added.
He added that it is not the primary time a dashing automotive has come off veering off Southwest 136th road. His neighbor has skilled it seven occasions, he stated.
Lago known as for the mayor and officers to increase the security barrier alongside the road earlier than somebody is killed.
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This article has been up to date with feedback from Miami-Dade Fire and Rescue.