New Jersey Man Drives Chevy Camaro into Friend’s Swimming Pool

Chevy Camaro takes a dive in strange crash in New Jersey 15 photos
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That’s one way of making sure you’re disinvited from all future social appointments with someone you don’t like: just drive your convertible straight into their swimming pool and you’re set.
One Readington, New Jersey man somehow ended up with his Chevrolet Camaro convertible halfway submerged in a friend’s in-ground swimming pool, My Central Jersey reports. The police are now investigating to see how such an incompetent driver was allowed at the wheel in the first place and what factors may have contributed to the unlikely crash.

“Readington Police Lt. Christopher DeWire said that about 9:34 a.m., police responded to a report of a Chevrolet convertible in the in-ground swimming pool of the home. The convertible roof was still up,” the report says.

“DeWire said the driver, a 57-year-old Readington man, drove the Camaro down the driveway to the house, which was not his home, and into the pool,” adds the same media outlet.

The driver suffered minor injuries in the crash, was taken to the hospital and released. He is now under investigation, as police believe he may have been under the influence when he drove his car right into the pool. The cops don’t believe someone could be such a terrible driver as to do that by mistake.

As strange as crashes like this are, they’re not exactly rare. Last September, a Toyota sedan ended up in a public swimming pool when a man and woman decided to take driving lessons, and whoever the student was lost control. They weren’t injured, but did get properly soaked.

Then, in October, a school bus with children on board was involved in an accident and was sent into someone’s backyard, landing in the pool. The bus hit a Jeep and then crashed through a fence, coming to a full stop with its nose in the pool.
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Elena has been writing for a living since 2006 and, as a journalist, she has put her double major in English and Spanish to good use. She covers automotive and mobility topics like cars and bicycles, and she always knows the shows worth watching on Netflix and friends.
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