MENIFEE, Calif. — It’s been unseasonably hot recently in California, even by their standards, so when a driver and a pickup truck landed in a backyard swimming pool, officers were quick to find humor in the situation.
The crazy crash took place in the city of Menifee, which is in the Inland Empire of Southern California. The driver somehow lost control of the vehicle and it wound up in the pool.
In the caption to the photo, police said, “We know it’s been so hot for too long, but if you need to cool off or your truck overheats, we don’t recommend driving into a pool!” The post included the hashtags “creative cooling” and “trucks don’t float.”
The driver was uninjured and managed to get out of the water. The driver’s name was not released.
Any officer who has ever had to obtain the area of impact (AOI) or point of rest (POR) at the scene of a collision can appreciate the humor when police joked, “Our officers had a tough time taking the collision measurements at the bottom of the pool!”
“Remember to stay hydrated in the heat,” they said in conclusion.
Menifee temperatures nearly reached triple digits on Thursday.