Early on Saturday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, an unusual car accident occurred as a woman drove her vehicle into a neighborhood resident's swimming pool.
The crash took place at about 3 a.m., in the area near Northern Avenue and 39th Avenue, when the female driver of a pickup truck crashed her vehicle through the backyard wall of a home and into its pool.
Luckily for the woman, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Chance Stahl was nearby and heard the commotion. He stated:
"Loud screeches, tires and then seeing bricks fly over my neighbors fence, and I just knew I had to get over there."
Stahl went around the block to find the truck in his neighbor's pool, the woman still stuck in the vehicle. Describing her situation, he said:
"Her head was going under water, actually stuck there, her arm was stuck through the windshield and she was stuck in the passenger side of the vehicle. It was just going down so fast, I mean the roof maybe had about an inch or two. I actually had to go underwater to get her out."
Stahl, a trained combat medic, did not hesitate, and jumped into the water to successfully free the woman. He explained of the dangerous rescue effort:
"I was going to die trying. We don't leave anyone behind."
Paramedics arrived on the scene and transported the unconscious woman to the hospital where she is said to be in stable condition.
As a Phoenix car accident lawyer, you deal with these sorts of unusual crashes on a regular basis.
The cause of the accident is not yet clearly known, and authorities have indicated the it is still under investigation.
Our car accident law firm Phoenix hopes for the speedy and full recovery of the woman who was taken to the hospital, and we salute her rescuer for his brave and decisive actions.