Last Friday, William Marts heard a loud crash behind his home in North Lauderdale, Florida, and rushed to see what it was. "I thought the lightning had struck beside the house,” Marts recalls. But when he went out his back door, he saw a silver Ford Explorer submerged in his pool. The SUV had been driving on the road behind Marts’ home and had crashed through his wooden fence, plunging into the water.
WSVN reports that, the 76-year-old homeowner jumped into the pool to check on the SUV's passengers. An off-duty Broward County Sheriff’s deputy, who happened to be driving by, joined Marts in the pool and together they managed to break the vehicle’s window to rescue the driver and a little girl from the backseat.
Paramedics arrived soon afterward and took the girl and driver to the hospital where they were later reported to be in stable condition. After the ordeal, Marts experienced a spike in blood pressure and decided it would be best to have his own condition checked out as well, but says he’s okay now. This is the seventh time that a vehicle has crashed through his back fence from the busy intersection behind his house and Marts hopes the city will see this incident as a sign to finally put up a barricade of some kind, saying, “Yeah, we need something besides wooden fences to stop that.”