SUV crashes through backyard, into pool on Long Island

NORTH LINDENHURST, Long Island (WABC) -- A driver lost control of his Jeep, careening through two sets of fences and crashing through an above-ground pool in the backyard of a Long Island home Wednesday.

The driver lost control on a curve at East June Street and North Wellwood Avenue in North Lindenhurst around 11:40 p.m.

"All of a sudden I heard a big bang, not screeching tires or anything, I just heard a really loud bang," neighbor Robert Larschan said. "He was yelling for help, you know, 'Help me, help me.' I said, 'I'm on the phone with the EMS team.'"

The driver crashed through the front yard fence and then the backyard fence of the same house.

"I'm listening, a big noise, maybe explosion, I don't know," homeowner Ted Polak said.

The SUV finally smashed through an above-ground pool before coming to rest in the backyard.

"When I first came outside, it was completely silent," neighbor Nicole Larschan said "After I saw the car with the flashers on in the back, and I was like, I hope everything is OK."

The driver was taken to Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center in West Islip with minor injuries.

No charges have been filed, and there is no suspected criminality.

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