Bystanders rescue family after mom crashes Tesla into pool, US officials say

A Tesla driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake, drove through a wall and into a pool. — Pasadena Fire Department/Twitter

Bystanders at a preschool jumped into a swimming pool after watching a Tesla crash into it, California officials said.

A mother driving a Tesla hit the accelerator instead of the brake and sped into a stranger’s pool before 9am on Tuesday, Jan 10, in Pasadena, the city’s spokesperson, Lisa Derderian, told McClatchy News.

A four-year-old boy and his grandmother were also inside the car when it went through a retaining wall and into the water, Derderian said.

The bystanders jumped into the pool and saved all three passengers, she said. The Tesla was submerged underwater, a photo shows.

“A situation like that could have turned a lot worse real quick, so they are heroes in our eyes,” Derderian said.

Paramedics evaluated the three, and there were no injuries. The driver is not facing charges, but police are still investigating the case, she said.

Pasadena is about 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles. – The Charlotte Observer/Tribune News Service

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