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Pickup Truck Rolls Backward, Crashes Into Pool in Allied Gardens

A Good Samaritan pulled a grandmother out of the truck

A pickup truck rolled backward with a elderly woman still inside, went down a hill and crashed into a pool of an Allied Gardens home.

The incident occurred at approximately 4:30 p.m. on the 7300 block of Conestoga Court near Fontaine Street, according to the San Diego-Fire Rescue Department (SDFD).

Gabriel Mejia was working on a house on nearby when he heard the crash. He said he didn't think twice but jumped into the pool, broke the window with a brick and pulled the woman out of the truck.

Police said the elderly couple was at the home of one of their children. As the man was unloading the Ford Raptor, it started rolling backward while the 68-years-old woman was still inside the vehicle, police said.

The truck rolled down a hill, crashed through a fence and landed in a pool. It was completely submerged in the pool. 

Paul Faulstich, the homeowner where the Ford landed, said he wasn't there at the time of the crash. When he came back to the home and saw police and fire trucks around his home, he panicked, thinking his wife was in trouble. 

He told NBC 7 when someone told him there was a truck in his pool, he didn't believe them.

"I mean, usually with a 2-year-old and a 5-year-old, it’s toy trucks. Not thousand dollar Ford F150 Raptors in my pool," Faulstich said.

Faulstich said he is just thankful the woman inside the car was pulled out safely.

"She was bleeding from multiple areas, you know. But whoever saved her, he is a Godsend," he said.

The woman was transported to a local hospital.

NBC 7 spoke to her son who said his mother will be okay and was released from the hospital later Friday night.

No other information was available.

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