PHOENIX - A car smashed through a brick wall and into a backyard pool Thursday evening in Phoenix.
Phoenix police told ABC15 that a teenager was driving and fell asleep at the wheel near 53rd Avenue and Happy Valley Road around 5:30 p.m.
His SUV continued down the neighborhood road, not slowing before crashing and landing in the pool.
Authorities said the teen was driving home from work. His boss sent him home early because he was "too tired" and was falling asleep on the job.
Police said the teen was about 1/4 mile from his home when he crashed.
The teen was not hurt in the accident. A girl was in the home at the time, but was not near the crash site.
The home's owner told ABC15 he was lucky his daughter was not using the pool at the time the SUV landed in it.
"I was out shopping. [My daughter] called me, and on the second time through explaining what happened, I got to understand that there was a car in the pool," homeowner George Moriarty said. "Nobody got hurt, nobody got killed. It's a good day."
The teen told police he had only gotten two hours of sleep due to staying up and playing video games the night before.
After sitting at the bottom of the pool for a few hours, Air15 video showed a team with a crane lifting the vehicle out and placing it on the street.
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