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Car drives into pool

In this photo provided by KKTV 11 a car sits in a pool after a woman escaped injury when she hit the gas pedal instead of the brakes and ended up in the pool at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort, in Colorado Springs, Colo., on Monday morning, July 3, 2017. (Kyla Galer/KKTV 11 via AP)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A 73-year-old woman escaped serious injury when she apparently mistook her gas pedal for the brake and drove her car into the swimming pool at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort in Colorado.

Colorado Springs police say the woman was leaving the resort at about 7:30 a.m. Monday when her car went up a hill and through a fence before landing in the pool.

Officers tell KKTV-TV (bit.ly/2uipDR2) that three bystanders helped the woman from the vehicle. No one was in the pool at the time.

The woman was able to talk with officers when they arrived. She did not suffer any serious injuries, but was taken to the hospital.

Police say she likely will be cited for careless driving. The station reports the pool will have to be drained before the car can be removed.

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