Driver crashes into pond off Courtney Campbell Causeway after another vehicle cut him off

Posted at 3:48 AM, Jul 18, 2017

A driver crashed into a pond off the Courtney Campbell Causeway late Monday night to avoid an accident.

Tampa Police say the crash occurred at 10:54 p.m. The driver reported he was on the westbound Courtney Campbell Causeway ramp to Bayport Drive when another vehicle cut him off. He said he lost control of his car avoiding the collision and drove into the pond.

The driver was able to safely exit the car on his own before it sank because the car's windows were down.

A passing motorist called police after seeing the shirtless man standing next to the road.

The Tampa Police Dive Team responded to the scene to help connect the car to the heavy duty wrecker.

Crews removed the car from the water just over two hours after the accident occurred.