Rancho Penasquitos

Good Samaritan Rescues Driver After Car Drives Through Fence, Lands In Pool in Rancho Peñasquitos

A man helped rescue two people after a car drove through a fence and landed upside into a pool in Rancho Peñasquitos

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A man helped rescue a driver who crashed through a fence and landed upside down in a pool in Rancho Peñasquitos Saturday afternoon.

The daring rescue happened just after 1 p.m. at the 8900 block of Ellingham St. near Carmel Mountain Rd. when a blue BMW landed upside down in the pool.

Ken Ramirez, a next-door neighbor, heard the crash and went over to investigate the incident. When he saw where the car ended up he jumped into the pool to help the driver and her passenger.

"I was in the house next door and we heard the car skid and then we heard the collapse of the fence," Ramirez said.

Ramirez said when he arrived at the scene, he saw the car in the pool and quickly jumped in the pool. The woman and passenger were still in the car when he arrived.

"Fortunately, she floated rather easily, helped her out. She was passed out and I flipped her over to get the water out of her lungs. I tried to stabilize her as much as possible," Ramirez said.

The woman kept passing in and out of consciousness, Ramirez said. The passenger swam out on his own through the passenger window.

The homeowners were not home at the time of the accident and got a call from their neighbor about the crash.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation by San Diego police.

No other information was available.

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