A high end German automobile had to be pulled from the waters of Mission Bay as a man inadvertently drove into it Wednesday night in San Diego.
According to police on the scene, the incident occurred just before 10 p.m. in the 2600 block of East Mission Bay Drive as a man piloting a Mercedes Benz sedan splashed down into the water off the De Anza Cove boat launching ramp in Mission Bay.
At this time the cause of the crash is unclear. According to the driver, he was not familiar with the area and was making a turn from a parking lot at De Anza Cove when he unknowingly found himself on the boat ramp.
Witnesses reported that the vehicle was driving at a high rate of speed at the time, and may have been on his cellphone when he jettisoned himself into the water.
The driver was able to escape the car before any harm was had, though the vehicle sank helplessly into the bay. A tow truck was called to the scene and successfully pulled the vehicle from the water just before midnight.
Police said that there was no indication that the driver was under the influence of drugs or alcohol at the time of the accident, and no arrest or citations were hand out.
Staying focused on the road ahead is essential. Taking the time to check your phone or operate your in-car entertainment systems can find you swimming out of your car after you have driven off a boat launching dock.
It only takes a momentary lapse in attention to find yourself in a compromising position with little chance of recovery. When coupled with high speeds, the possibility of avoiding oncoming harm becomes even smaller.
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