Crews remove car from Burlington County pond; Here’s what we know

MOUNT LAUREL – A motorist ended up in a retention pond Sunday after trying to avoid a deer.

Emergency crews were called to Union Mill and Hartford roads Sunday for reports of a car submerged in water.

A nearby pond is popular with local residents. Photos of the submerged car quickly went viral on social media.

Teams pull the car out of the pond and bring it back to shore

Mount Laurel police said the driver was trying to avoid a deer that ran into the road and ended up in the water.

Recent rains had flooded the pond, pushing the water’s edge higher up the banks and the car was likely carried further into the pond after hitting the water. Mount Laurel firefighters were called to help extricate the car.

More: Even on a cold, windy day, spectators flocked to the river banks to see the battleship take off.

Residents watch as crews use an electric winch to pull the car out of the pond.

Residents watched as crews worked to get the car out of the pond.

Nick Butler is an impact reporter for the Courier Post, Daily Journal and Burlington County Times, covering community news in South Jersey. Do you have any advice or anecdotes? Contact [email protected]. Subscribe to stay informed

This article originally appeared on Cherry Hill Courier-Post: Car in pond removed by emergency crews in Mount Laurel

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