A driver stated he hit the gas rather than the brake Friday, plunging his vehicle into the pool at a Florida motel.
According to West Palm Beach Fire Rescue, the per driving the sports car and the woman who was a passenger were not harmed when the black Hyundai backed through a gate and crashed into the swimming pool at a Holiday Inn Express located in West Palm Beach.
Ethan Coffey informed that he was backing up in the parking lot when he made the incorrect move.
— West Palm Beach PD (@WestPalmPD) January 3, 2020
“I was in the driver seat, went to hit the brake but I hit the gas in total freak-out mode and I was swimming,” Coffey said.
A towing company sent a truck to get the car out from the pool.
No one was using the pool when the incident took place, police said.