Car lands in backyard swimming pool after 85-year-old man tangles his thongs around the car's pedals
Car lands in backyard swimming pool after 85-year-old man tangles his thongs around the car's pedals

Tangled thongs give new meaning to 'car pool'

A STORY that is yet further proof, as if it were needed, that the humble flip-flop is not only a fashion crime, but is also a danger to the well-being of people everywhere.

An 85-year-old man was left shocked but unharmed on Saturday after he somehow managed to entangle his flip-flops with the pedals of his car and launch the vehicle into a backyard pool at his home in Altadena, California.

Officers responded around 11:45 am local time to a report of a car crashing into a pool in the 2700 block of Scripps Place, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department told KNBC-TV.

The man was attempting to park his car in the garage when he lost control of the vehicle and drove it through a rear garage door and into the pool where it ended up fully submerged. He was able to escape the car unharmed.

He was the sole the victim of the accident as fortunately no one was in the pool at the time.

The California Highway Patrol is investigating the crash.


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