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Driver hydroplanes car, lands in apartment pool

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Posted at 12:31 PM, May 25, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-29 18:27:25-04

CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS — UPDATE 5/29/20: The driver of a vehicle that landed in an apartment swimming pool explains to KRIS 6 News that her vehicle hydroplaned.

Jessica Davis was the sole person in the crash that she says happened between 2:35 am and 2:40 am early Monday morning. She tells KRIS 6 News she was turning into her parking spot at the Kingston Port Apartments when her vehicle hydroplaned. To avoid crashing into vehicles parked on either side, she tried controlling her car but instead skidded up on the curb, through nearby bushes and a gate eventually landing into the swimming pool.

Davis added that her car landed sideways; the driver side in the 6 foot deep water. The electrical system began failing but she eventually managed to roll down the window allowing her to exit the car.

Davis says she suffered severe whiplash but is grateful her injuries weren't worse.


A driver put herself in a tough spot early this morning when she stepped on the gas.

The incident happened over at the Kingston Port Apartments off Airline near Holly Road around 4:00 a.m.

We are told the driver tried pressing the gas but the traction was tough because of the rain and eventually sent her through a gate and into an apartment swimming pool.

She was the only person in the vehicle.

Luckily, she was not injured.