Monday, June 11

Damp Carpets?

A taxi driver managed to crawl out of his vehicle after driving it into the swimming pool of a condominium in Puchong Perdana yesterday. —Picture courtesy of Sin Chew Daily
A taxi driver managed to crawl out of his vehicle after driving it into the swimming pool of a condominium in Perdana yesterday.

So heavy was the rain yesterday that a taxi driver drove his vehicle into a 1.5m-deep swimming pool at a condominium there.

The incident happened at 5pm when the driver in his 30s entered the Vista Millenia condominium in Puchong Perdana to pick up a passenger.
"It was raining heavily when I entered the area. I couldn’t see clearly," said the traumatised taxi driver.
According to the condominium’s security guard, the driver entered a pathway meant for joggers around the swimming pool.
"The sky was so dark that the driver must have thought the pool was a rubber mat.
"When he reached a dead end, he tried to make a U-turn, not realising he was driving into the pool," said the guard.
The driver managed to get out of the car as it was sinking. A tow truck took nearly an hour to pull the taxi out.
The condominium’s residents’ association chairman Chidan Paran said the pathway which the taxi entered was not blocked.
"Anyone could have easily mistaken it for a driveway as it is wide enough for a car to pass through," he said.

4 comments:

TUFFENUF said...

Bob, I am just glad that it wasn't you!

Roy said...

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Bob said...

tuffenuf: I 'd have to be really unlucky to drive into a pool round here, they are few and far between, and are usually because of our climate ,indoors!

roy: No problem nice site mate, I will when I get a minute add u to my links.

Mark said...

its not the first time this has happened either! it happened in singapore a few years back.