Uber Speeding to Pick Up Customer Drives off Harbor Island into Bay

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Harbor Island with the San Diego Skyline in the background. Photo by Chris Jennewein

A man escaped from a sinking car uninjured after he missed a turn and drove his car into San Diego Bay.

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San Diego Harbor Police Sgt. Timothy De La Pena said the accident occurred at 10:30 p.m. Thursday in the 1000 block of Harbor Island Drive.

The man driving a Toyota Prius was on his way to pick up an Uber rider near Harbor Island when he arrived at an intersection at a high speed, missed a turn and drove off the road and into the water, 10News reported. The man was able to escape the sinking car through a broken window and swam to shore.

A crane was able to remove the car from the water around two hours later, De La Pena said.

The driver was uninjured and drugs or alcohol were not believed to have been factors in the crash, De La Pena said.

— City News Service

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