Frigid plunge: Teen driver’s car crashes into backyard pool

(Photo from Uxbridge Police)

UXBRIDGE, Mass. (WPRI) — Somehow, a teenage driver crashed her car and drove it into a backyard swimming pool Wednesday morning in Uxbridge.

(Photo from Uxbridge Police)
(Photo from Uxbridge Police)

In photos from police, the dark-colored sedan lingers below the surface of the pool, which had iced over before the vehicle broke through. Behind the car above-ground, a portion of a fence has been driven through.

Police told WBZ-TV the driver and another teenage girl were in the car on their way to school, when the car crashed into a utility pole on Easy Street, then through the fence and into the pool, about 7:45 a.m.

The girls escaped safely through the car’s sunroof, and refused medical treatment, authorities said.

(Photo from Uxbridge Police)
(Photo from Uxbridge Police)

It’s not known what caused the car to plunge into the pool.

The homeowner, Muhamed Alomar, told WCVB-TV he’d been asleep at the time. When he saw what had happened he said he thought he was dreaming. He and his wife ended up bundling the two girls inside to warm them up, as the young women gave profuse, shocked apologies. “Don’t worry [about] what happened to the house,” he said he’d told them. “Just thanks [to] God you girls are okay, you know?”

This article was updated to reflect material sourced from both a CBS and a CNN affiliate station.