Police: Woman, Daughter Drown As Car Sinks Into Pond During 911 Call
FORT WORTH, Texas (CBS Houston/AP) — Police say a woman and her toddler daughter have died after a traffic collision sent their car into a North Texas pond.
Fort Worth police say the accident happened Thursday night and the woman called 911 as her vehicle sank in a residential pond. Police say both victims were submerged for several minutes.
“We’re in the water and I’ve got a 22-month-old baby and I need some help. … My doors won’t open,” the woman told the 911 dispatcher, according to the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
The paper reports the woman was screaming at people to break the glass so she and her daughter could get out.
“Ma’am, my doors won’t open and I’ve got a baby, and we’re going underwater,” she said in the emergency call, the Star Telegram reports.
Witnesses tell KXAS-TV that the car was sinking too fast for anyone to make it to them.
“There’s only so much you can do when you’re swimming,” John Piszor, who jumped in to help, told the station.
Emergency personnel transported the woman and her year-old daughter to hospitals where both were declared dead.
Fort Worth police say names of the mother and child were not immediately released. Further details were not immediately available.
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