Car ends up in swimming pool after wild wreck, two children injured

LEDYARD, Conn. (WTNH)–A man and two children were injured in a serious car crash that ended with the car in a swimming pool in Ledyard early Sunday morning.

The crash happened around 1 a.m.

Police said 25-year old Marcus Harvin was driving down Route 12 in the Gales Ferry section of Ledyard when he lost control of his vehicle and struck a telephone pole on the north side of the roadway.

telephone poleThe car ran through a metal guard rail on the opposite side of the road, and flipped over on its roof into a swimming pool in the backyard of a nearby home on Baldwin Hill Road.

The car came to a rest upside down with its hood facing downward in the pool.

The two children in the vehicle were injured, with one sustaining a fractured leg and the other a serious arm injury. Both were taken to L&M Hospital, and are expected to survive. Police have not released the ID’s or ages of the children involved.

Harvin sustained possible internal injuries in the crash.

The area along Route 12 will remain closed for several hours as this incident remains an active investigation.

The entire crash scene was longer than a football field, police said.

Residents in the area may also experience power outages while the utility pole is being repaired.

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