PASADENA, Calif. - A Tesla with three people - including a child - inside crashed into a pool in Pasadena Tuesday morning amid torrential rains and gusty winds due to the latest Atmospheric River slamming Southern California.
According to the Pasadena Fire Department, it happened in the backyard of a home located in the 700 block of West California Boulevard near South Grand Avenue and La Loma Road.
Officials said the Tesla driver mistakenly hit the accelerator instead of the brake, driving through a wall then going into the pool.
"Good Samaritans jumped into the pool and rescued the occupants," the fire department said.
Derderian told City News Service that two staff members at a preschool next door to the residence rescued the car's occupants -- two adults and a 4-year-old child.
It's unknown if there were any reported injuries or the current conditions of the three people rescued.
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Californians braced as another round in a series of relentless storms hit the Golden State Tuesday, bringing heavy rain, howling winds, and high surf as some residents remained under evacuation orders.