VIDEO: Scene at Maggiano’s Saturday night where a man accidentally backed his car into a pond.
Schaumburg police and firefighter/paramedics responded about 7:41 p.m. Saturday to a report of a driver in the pond in front of Maggiano’s, 1901 East Woodfield Drive. A Dive Box was called for divers, and the DeCon truck responded, but when first fire companies arrived on the scene and they realized the sedan was caught in the weeds and was not at risk of submerging, the Dive Box was immediately canceled.
Firefighter/paramedics helped a male driver out of his vehicle and wheeled him to an awaiting rescue-ambulance. He was transported to a local hospital. Firefighter/paramedics performed an initial search of the vehicle and the area surrounding the vehicle, and found no other victims. A secondary search was also performed.
The vehicle was apparently accidentally backed into the shore of the pond into thick weeds.
A busy night at the popular restaurant brought out several bystanders who were waiting with their reservations or leaving after dining. Many were taking pictures with their cellphone cameras and some were joking about trying too hard to get a close up parking space.
Maggiano’s staff did a good job of keeping their diners safe. The man did not appear to have serious injuries, and the visitors’s night out at the restaurant was not spoiled by the accident. The atmosphere was upbeat
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