It’s not the normal definition of ‘carpool’ but a mother brought a new meaning to the term after letting her car roll into a swimming pool – with her husband and daughter inside.
The woman was going out for the day with her family when she realised she had left something in her apartment.
She rushed back inside but forgot to put her automatic car into park as she ran inside, police said.
Moments later the Honda Civic crashed into a fence and rolled into the pool of her apartment block in Okaloosa County, Florida, at 2pm on March 27.
The woman’s husband and daughter escaped without injury, but images were shared by the Florida Highway Patrol.
The pictures were shared in a Facebook post by Okaloosa County Sheriff’s Office which has been shared almost 2,000 times.
They wrote: “New meaning to the term carpool – Mom thought she put the car in Park when she ran back in to the apartment to grab money. Apparently it didn’t go all the way into park.”
The statement continued: “Husband and daughter were in the car when it went in the pool. All parties are ok,” says one of our deputies who responded to this “car in pool” call on Okaloosa Island just after 2 p.m. today.”