Motorist drives Volkswagen straight into water at Ashbridges Bay: police
Police and firefighters stand near a vehicle that was driven down a boat launch into Ashbridges Bay on June 23, 2018. (John Hanley)
Chris Herhalt, CP24.com
Published Saturday, June 23, 2018 5:50PM EDT
Two occupants of a Volkswagen made it out of their submerged vehicle after it was driven straight into Lake Ontario at Ashbridges Bay on Saturday afternoon.
Toronto police say they were called to the area at 4:30 p.m. Saturday after a driver put their Volkswagen into the lake and it sank.
Police said a male and female were in the vehicle at the time it made contact with the water. The occupants told police they thought the area was a “driveway of some sort.”
The area was actually a boat launch.
Officers said they were shaken up by the ordeal but otherwise uninjured.
Firefighters and a police boat arrived at the scene but the vehicle remains submerged.
Officers attached a line to the car at one point and managed to open the trunk of the car.