Car crashes into pool on east side, woman in critical condition

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind– Police say a woman is in critical condition after being rescued from a car that crashed into a family’s pool on the east side of Indianapolis Thursday.

Crews were called to the 8500 block of East 16th Street around 8 p.m. on a report of an accident with injury.

Witnesses told police the car was going westbound on 16th Street when it left the road and struck a house, then ended up in the pool.

The homeowner told firefighters he was home watching television with his four children when the car hit their home. He looked out the window and saw the car drive into his pool. He said he told his son to call 911.

IMPD officers were the first to arrive on the scene and pulled the woman out of the car. Five IMPD officers, one Indianapolis Fire Department firefighter and two civilians assisted in the rescue. Fire officials say the group took turns going under the water and were able to eventually free her by opening the driver door.

CPR was administered and the woman’s pulse returned after eleven minutes. She was taken to Community East Hospital in critical condition.

Officers say a man found just east of the crash is being questioned to determine if he had any involvement in the incident.

IFD officials say that all emergency crews who entered the water were decontaminated on scene and transported to Methodist Hospital to be checked out as part of emergency protocol.

No on inside the home was injured during the crash.

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