Officials: East Islip woman drives SUV into pool

advertisement | advertise on newsday

An East Islip woman accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove a sport utility vehicle past the end of her driveway and into her backyard in-ground swimming pool Tuesday afternoon, officials said.

The unidentified woman was taken to a hospital with minor injuries, officials said.

The front end of her Nissan Pathfinder went into the pool on Champlin Avenue, where it was about 4 feet deep, East Islip Assistant Fire Chief Keith Villano said. The pool had apparently not been in use for some time, Villano said, and contained only about a foot of water.

Suffolk County police said the driver was not charged.

The best of Newsday every day in your inbox. Get the Newsday Now newsletter!

Comments now uses Facebook for our comment boards. Please read our guidelines and connect your Facebook account to comment.

You also may be interested in: