New driver goes o≠-road and into pool

The Washington Post Sunday - - COMMUTER - BY AL­LI­SON KLEIN al­li­son.klein@wash­post.com

An am­a­teur driv­ing les­son on Satur­day started in a park­ing lot in Mont­gomery Vil­lage and ended when the car jumped a curb, crashed through a fence and landed in a swim­ming pool, au­thor­i­ties said.

The driver and pas­sen­ger were un­in­jured but soak­ing wet, said Pete Piringer, a spokesman for Mont­gomery County Fire and Res­cue.

“One was teach­ing the other how to drive,” he said.

Piringer said he did not know whether the man or the woman was be­hind the wheel of the Toy­ota sedan dur­ing the mishap, which oc­curred about 12:45 p.m. He said both were de­scribed as in their 50s or 60s.

The North Creek Com­mu­nity Cen­ter Pool, on Ar­row­head Road, was closed for the season.

Piringer said that by the time res­cue work­ers ar­rived, the man and woman were stand­ing pool­side.

“They had self-ex­tri­cated,” Piringer said.

The car was an­other mat­ter.

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