Student Driver Goes Off the Deep End

By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 17, 2018 4:27 PM CDT
Driving Lesson Ends in Swimming Pool
A stock photo of a student driver.   (Getty/Mihajlo Maricic)

A driving lesson went off the deep end in Maryland when authorities say the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swimming pool, per the AP. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue spokesman Pete Piringer tells The Washington Post the driver and passenger were uninjured Saturday, albeit soaking wet. He says the occupants were a man and a woman in their 50s or 60s, but it's unclear who was behind the wheel when the drive turned into a dive.

He says one was teaching the other to drive that afternoon. The car landed in the North Creek Community Center Pool, which was closed for the season. Piringer says the man and woman were standing poolside, having extricated themselves, by the time rescuers arrived. Further details weren't immediately released. (A teenage student driver suffered a similar fate last spring.)

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