• Feb 25, 2011
Ford F-150 crashes into James Feely's pool – Click above to watch the video after the break

A 32-year-old drunk driver missed a turn in Phoenix, Arizona in the wee hours of the morning and ended up crashing his Ford F-150 through a cinder block wall into James Feely's back yard, landing upside down in Mr. Feely's swimming pool. Feely and his wife were awakened by a shower of broken glass and bricks to discover the truck in their pool.

Feely went outside to see if he could help, sure the driver had perished. "My reaction was, 'Nobody lived through that.' About three-quarters of the cab of the truck was under water." The driver did survive, however, only to be charged with drunk driving by Phoenix police. Turns out the drunk driving charge was the least of his worries, as police discovered he was wanted in Scottsdale on a domestic violence/arson charge.

Luckily both the Feelys got through the ordeal without injury.

The kicker? This isn't something new for the Feelys. Last night's accident marks the second time someone in a pickup truck has crashed through their wall and into the pool. In another incident, a motorcyclist was killed when he hit the Feelys' wall. Check out the video after the jump.

[Source: azfamily.com]



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      • 3 Years Ago
      • 3 Years Ago
      Gotta build a better wall. I'd drive some steel girders or pilings into the ground.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Of course the drunk had liability insurance, right?
      • 3 Years Ago
      HELL YEAH! More fords off the road, making the world a better place. Microsoft & ford for the FAIL!!!! FTF!
      • 3 Years Ago
      Has the city heard of those 4 foot high concrete pillars that can stop a dump truck traveling at 70mph?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Time to move....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Luck for the driver that the Feelys don't maintain their backyard (weeds) or the pool very well (look at the level of the pool and junk in and around the pool) If the pool had been full of water the driver might have perished!
        • 3 Years Ago
        Actually there have been other similar accidents in which the driver unfortunately drowned in pools.
        • 3 Years Ago
        @reffuots: CLEARLY you've never lived in the desert. You can still swim in the winter, so there's no use in draining it. Why not take advantage of the weather if you've got it?
        • 3 Years Ago
        In the video clip the reporter said that the pool was full. They drained it in order to get to the passengers. And probably a lot of the junk was dragged into the pool by the accident.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Just put a ramp where the wall is. Should clear the pool and the house. Job done.
      • 3 Years Ago
      concrete isn't that expensive? he can save his pool by increasing the thickness...
      a 3 feet wall should stop unwanted guests....

      but i see it coming that a truck driver will run into it.....
      • 3 Years Ago
      Time to add a guard rail or some steel reinforced concrete posts.
        • 3 Years Ago
        That's what I was thinking. The city didn't seem to really do anything, and those three reflective signs aren't going to do jack.

        This is 100% the cities fault for not doing ANYTHING here.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I would move after this one. No house is worth that kinda of stress.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I'm thinking Big Palm tree's around the pool. I'd be scared to death to swim at night in that pool.
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