Man drives car into pool on the South Hill - Spokane, North Idaho News & Weather KHQ.com

Man drives car into pool on the South Hill

SPOKANE, Wash. - A man in his 70s was transported to the hospital after driving his car into a swimming pool behind a home near E. 37th Ave and S. Glenrose Rd.

Fire officials say Saturday afternoon around 3:30, the man drove off 37th onto private property and then drove into the swimming pool.  Officials said the accident appears to be the result the driver suffering some type of medical episode.

When emergency crews arrived on scene the man was conscious and yelling for help.  The car was submerged in the pool and filling with water, but rescue crews were able to get the man out.  After rescue crews freed the driver he lost consciousness and had to be intubated.  A Medstar helicopter landed at the scene and transported him to Sacred Heart Medical Center.

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