Sunday, 01. March 2015
21. 05. 14. - 16:00
A Russian woman went for a cooling swim in her private pool, only to end up sharing her dip with a car.
Svetlana Mournova, 34, was enjoying an evening swim in her backyard pool in a town near the city Volgograd in south-western Russia when the out-of-control car smashed through the wall circling her property and plunged into the water.
She was grazed on the head by the vehicle driven by Vitali Modenko, 36, who had his wife Lena, 36, and two-year-old son Sasha inside.
Seeing that the woman he hit was lying face down in the water, Modenko told local media he had struggled out of the car shouting for his wife to take care of their child.
In a TV interview he said: "I just climbed out through my open window as the car began to fill up and swam across to the woman. There was a little blood in the water by her head. I got hold of her and dragged her out. I could see she was breathing so I left her to help my wife and son.
"I just don't know what happened. The curve outside her home was quite tight but I wasn't going too fast. I suddenly felt the steering wasn't responding any more and as I pulled the wheel to go one way, the car just wanted to go another.
"My car is a total wreck but that doesn't matter. At least no-one died."
Mrs Mournova was treated for slight head injuries in the local hospital but later released. She said: "I had had a long and tiring day and had only been in the water for a couple of minutes when I was joined by the car.
"I don't really remember much at all except thinking 'Can this really be happening?' I was lucky it was only a glancing blow. I could have been crushed."
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