Adult, child pulled from car in pond

Published On: May 08 2013 09:22:43 AM EDT   Updated On: May 08 2013 09:16:36 PM EDT

VIDEO: A good samaritan rescues a woman and child from a submerged SUV in a retention pond. Officers believe it all started when a car ran a stop sign and hit the SUV. The crash sent the woman driving and the 4-year-old child into the water, near the intersection of Beaver and Lee streets. That's in the LaVilla area.


Firefighters say two people, one a 4-year-old boy, were transported to the hospital Wednesday morning after their SUV ended up in a LaVilla retention pond.

Police said the SUV was in a crash at the intersection of Beaver and Lee streets about 8:30 a.m. and the landed in the pond.

IMAGES: SUV lands in pond

Jacksonville Officer D.E. Brannon said the white Escalade was going west on Beaver Street when a tan Ford Focus stopped at the intersection waiting to cross Beaver pulled out in front of the SUV.

Brannon said after the SUV was struck it slid between two trees and ended up in pond.  Several people got in the water to help get the driver and young boy out of the SUV.

One witness didn't hesitate to get in the pond and help free the woman and child.

"The adrenaline kicked in... I cannot explain it, how I got out of the van and did what I did," Eric Sanchez said.

Police said the driver and passengers were taken to hospital as a precautionary measure with no serious injuries.  The woman driving the car was also hospitalized, but without serious injures.


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