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Old 04-04-2014, 08:36 PM   #1
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We Crazy In Texas, ZL1 found in Pool [updated w/ video]

Saw this on the news .

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HOUSTON -

It's not every day you see a brand new, high performance sports car sitting at the bottom of a swimming pool, but that's exactly what drew a crowd in northwest Harris County.

Investigators say the driver of a 2014 Chevy Camaro ZL1 was driving too fast and lost control on the 12000 block of Innsbruk Court near Bammel North Houston and Champion Forest Drive, went through a fence, and into a community pool.

"Whoa. That's kind of crazy," said neighborhood resident Kelvin Dorsey. "Imagine if I have my child and my baby's mother walking past here and that was to happen and I was to get hit."

Ashton Brantley, who knows the driver, said he saw everything.

"I was driving right behind him the whole time," said Brantley. "He lost control, and I think he took his traction control off. And then he just hit the curb, and then went into the fence, and then he hit the pool."

A tow truck driver had to hop in the pool, go underwater, and secure chains to pull out the car.

As folks grabbed their smartphones to record the event -- the car's driver also watched anxiously. He had been able to crawl out of the car's open windows and swim out.

With the use of a remote control the car was lifted up over the fence it had driven through, and onto dry ground.

"It's definitely unusual, it's not an everyday event," said Precinct 4 Sgt. Brent Combs of the Harris County Constable's Office. "The good thing about it is that nobody was injured so that's what we are mainly concerned about."

The driver could be cited for either failure to control speed, unsafe speed or other charges.

Any damage to the pool, including any chemicals spilled from the car into the water, will be handled by the driver and his insurance company.

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Old 04-04-2014, 08:55 PM   #2
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Yes, oh my goodness!! I saw that on the news today!
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:55 PM   #3
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oh my......that will certainly ruin your day!
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:57 PM   #4
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And it was brand new straight from the dealer, there goes that new car smell!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:33 PM   #5
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We Crazy In Texas

Saw this on the news lmao
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:36 PM   #6
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I can't wait to watch the news tonight.... and it's a ZL1 no less.... oooops. Someone's insurance is going up.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:41 PM   #7
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Someone shut off the nannies ; )
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:44 PM   #8
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omg lol and a ZL1 - go big or go home!
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:45 PM   #9
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:47 PM   #10
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:50 PM   #11
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I hate these lead ins. They'll show me how to remove a car from the pool at 10 but I want to get mine out now.

/More interested in seeing it go in than come out.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #12
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:52 PM   #13
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #14
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Submersible ZL1s - What will they think of next?

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Mayhem is everywhere!

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Old 04-04-2014, 09:53 PM   #15
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funny how there isn't a mark on in,, good looking car,
Driver's mirror looks a little off...
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:55 PM   #16
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Driver's mirror looks a little off...
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:57 PM   #17
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At least the windshield wipers were on
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:01 PM   #18
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And he just stopped right under the nose ( chair) of the pool guard !
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:07 PM   #19
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Wonder if he's willing to sell his wheels lol
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:11 PM   #20
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funny how there isn't a mark on in,, good looking car,
There should be a sizable slick. Someone drained all the fluids.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:15 PM   #21
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News story said he "mistook the gas pedal for the brake on his new car", and drove through the iron fence into the pool.... front end looks mint in the pics, so it must have gone through the fence backwards... not sure its gonna be fixable. Just like in Risky Business, "Who's the U-boat commander?" LOL
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:18 PM   #22
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That must have scared the living shit out of the lifeguard if they were in the chair at the time.
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News story said he "mistook the gas pedal for the brake on his new car", and drove through the iron fence into the pool....
I would rather admit that I turned the nannies off before I admit to mistaking the gas for the brake **** I would probably claim I was pulling a stunt on purpose before admitting that amount of stupidity.
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Old 04-04-2014, 10:36 PM   #24
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I hate to say it but with a driver like that, I think the ZL1 is better off now.

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Old 04-04-2014, 10:42 PM   #25
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omg lol and a ZL1 - go big or go home!
Or go swimming!
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