In South Africa, a driver plunged into a backyard pool minutes before the owner
was about to take a swim. The driver of the car was a 24-year-old student whose
brakes failed before crashing through the boundary wall and into the pool.
A Durban woman narrowly missed disaster when a car tumbled into her
suburban swimming pool as she was about to take a dip.
Jo-Anne Roux said five minutes before hearing the crash, she was inside
changing into her swimming costume eager to go for a swim.
“I’m really lucky because I could have been in the water when the car
came crashing down. I’m also just grateful the driver is okay. I helped her
off the roof of her car,” she said.
The owner of the vehicle, a 24-year-old Master’s student who did not
want to be named, visited a friend in New Germany on Tuesday night and,
while parking her car, a VW TenaCiti, in their yard, the brakes failed.
The car crashed into the boundary wall and toppled over into Roux’s yard,
down an embankment and into the pool.
The student recently returned to Durban after studying overseas and had
spent four years… continue reading
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