Car crashes through garage in Melrose, lands on top of swimming pool

MELROSE, Mass. — A driver is recovering after her vehicle went off the road and into a frozen pool in Melrose.

The crash happened around 11 a.m. at 228 Upham St., with the vehicle crashing through the garage on the right side of the home.

The patient, a woman whose name wasn't released, was brought to Massachusetts General Hospital with serious injuries, but she is expected to be OK, fire officials said.

"She was brought to a trauma center. She had actually crawled out of the vehicle onto the pool cover and was awaiting our arrival on the side of the pool," Melrose Fire Lieutenant Barry Canavan said.

There was no immediate word on what led her to lose control of the vehicle.

The vehicle was found resting on top of an inground pool in the backyard of the Upham Street home, and firefighters said the woman inside was able to crawl out of the car onto the pool cover.

The car was later removed by a crane, and firefighters said the crash could have potentially been worse if it wasn't for the frozen pool.

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"The vehicle rested pretty much perfectly onto the in ground pool," Canavan said. "Had that pool not been there, she may have gone on further into the neighbor’s yard.”

A crane was brought to the crash site to remove the car. A construction crew patched up the garage Wednesday afternoon.