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Swimmers get minor injuries when vehicle goes through health club window
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 9, 2019 6:15 PM CDT
A tow truck operator helps remove a vehicle that crashed into the swimming pool at LA Fitness in Seattle on Aug. 12.   (Greg Gilbert/The Seattle Times via AP)

(Newser) – Police say a car smashed through the window of a health club in Ohio and landed in its swimming pool, injuring one person who was in the water. Authorities in the Dayton suburb of Centerville say the person in the pool and the driver were taken to a hospital Monday, but police say their injuries are not serious. Investigators are not sure yet what caused the crash, the AP reports. A member of the LA Fitness club said he came out the fitness center and saw a car in the pool. Jim Lee says he's just glad there wasn't a class with 30 or 40 people in the pool.

Last month, a car ended up in the pool of an LA Fitness in Seattle. A man who was parking just outside the building hit the gas instead of setting the emergency brake, per KOMO, sending the vehicle through a glass wall and into the pool. In that instance, three people were swimming laps when the car hit the water. The swimmers were unhurt, and two of them helped get the driver out of his car. (Read more swimming pool stories.)

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