|04-04-2014, 08:36 PM||#1|
Drives: 1967 Camaro, 2010 2SS (RIP)
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Cut N Shoot Texas
We Crazy In Texas, ZL1 found in Pool [updated w/ video]
Saw this on the news .
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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|04-04-2014, 08:57 PM||#4|
Drives: Black 2013 2LS
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Houston take a right and drive southwest
And it was brand new straight from the dealer, there goes that new car smell!
|04-04-2014, 09:53 PM||#14|
Drives: '12 ZL1 #1609
Join Date: Feb 2010
Submersible ZL1s - What will they think of next?
Mayhem is everywhere!
|04-04-2014, 10:15 PM||#20|
Drives: 2012 Camaro 2SS RS IOM
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Spring Texas
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
|04-04-2014, 10:18 PM||#21|
Drives: 2013 Camaro 2SS/RS BRM LS3
Join Date: Jan 2013
That must have scared the living shit out of the lifeguard if they were in the chair at the time.
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|04-04-2014, 10:19 PM||#22|
Drives: Team 1LE
Join Date: Mar 2008
|04-04-2014, 10:36 PM||#23|
Drives: 2015 Cummins
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northern California
I hate to say it but with a driver like that, I think the ZL1 is better off now.
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|04-04-2014, 10:45 PM||#25|
Drives: 2010 CGM Camaro 2SS/LS3
Join Date: Oct 2013
that motor is probably toast unfortunately. Also, a good chance it will be labeled a flood recovery.
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