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Not your ideal carpool: Apex woman lands SUV in backyard pool

Posted January 9

— Workers were repairing an Apex home Monday after the homeowner accidentally drove through the back of the garage and into a backyard swimming pool.

The unidentified woman was returning to her Fairview Road home Sunday and smashed her SUV through the wall, scattering debris across a deck and landing in an above-ground pool, police said.

She was alone in the vehicle at the time, and no injuries were reported.

Police said they presume she hit the accelerator instead of the brake while pulling into the garage.


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  • Paul Guzski Jan 10, 2017
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    We are Farmer's, bum baddum bum bum bum bum!

  • Andy Jackson Jan 9, 2017
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    We all make mistakes folks.... and the gas pedal and brake pedal in my new SUV is fairly close together too....just saying.
    Just glad she is okay. I'm sure she feels bad enough without being bashed. Everyone stay safe.

  • Rick Nolte Jan 9, 2017
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    So the news should consider whether running a story will hurt your feelings? NOT!

  • Fred Holt Jan 9, 2017
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    Embarrased I'm sure, but hey stuff happens. I would not put any label on the driver like the Joe did however, unless - that is - she announces that it was a vehicle malfunction and that the car just drove on even while she was pressing the brake. Only then would I be judgemental.

  • Joe Thomas Jan 9, 2017
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    To all those people who say this should not be front page new how about not doing stupid things to make front page news

  • Fred Holt Jan 9, 2017
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    Kudos to the deck builder

  • Jennifer Thompson Jan 9, 2017
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    I don't care for this story either - I'm sure if it was one of WRAL's own anchors who had this happen, it would not be front-page news. WRAL should take this story down!

  • Julia Larkin Jan 9, 2017
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    I think it's completely insensitive to a) put this on your website and b) make it front page web news. I may have just learned the news of my friend's home, but you certainly brought a load of conversation that I doubt this family cares to share. I now have a very negative view of WRAL.

  • Laura Cunningham Jan 9, 2017
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    I'm sure she's thrilled about having her mistake the leading news this afternoon. Suggest we move on to something else. I would feel horrible about causing all this damage to my home and even worse when I read about it on the news. :(