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Driver crashes SUV into pool in Clairemont

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SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - A motorist in Clairemont drove her SUV into her neighbor's pool Thursday after crashing through her own garage.

It happened just after 2:30 p.m. in the 4600 block of Lehrer Drive near Frink Avenue. The vehicle crashed over a hedge and two fences before plunging into the shallow end of the pool, SDFRD spokesman Maurice Luque said. The 67-year-old driver was able to extricate herself from the SUV, which came to rest on its wheels, about two-thirds submerged.

There were no injuries reported.

It was unclear if the woman might have mistakenly hit the gas pedal instead of the brake -- a frequent cause of similar car wrecks. Intoxication was not a factor, Maurice Luque of San Diego Fire-Rescue said.

A tow truck company was called in to pull the vehicle out of the pool.

The crash was under investigation.

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