Semi-Truck Lost Control and Crashed Into Evan Turner's Backyard Swimming Pool

The driver reportedly suffered serious injuries as a result.

Evan Turner

PORTLAND, USA - OCTOBER 3: Portland Trail Blazers guard-forward Evan Turner (1) is seen during the preseason game against the Phoenix Suns in Portland, Ore., United States, on October 2, 2017. (Photo by Alex Milan Tracy/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Evan Turner

According to KATU Portland's Evan Bell, a semi-truck went off the road on Wednesday morning and crashed into the backyard pool of the Trail Blazers' Evan Turner. Thankfully this occurred in December, and not during a month where that pool may have been occupied. Nevertheless, Bell also posted an image of the wreckage, as well as some footage of rescue crews trying to do something about it:

KATU adds that the driver was rescued by emergency personnel. And though his condition remains a mystery, they are said to be "serious." This rescue was apparently quite dramatic, as The Oregonian explained it like so:

While at least one rescuer held the driver's head up from the water, others used the "jaws of life" to pry the damaged steering column from the center console which had pinned the driver inside the vehicle, [bureau spokeswoman Capt. Louisa Jones] said. At least eight people participated in the rescue.

It's also not clear if Turner was home at the time the accident occurred, though the team did have Tuesday off to prepare for a Wednesday night home game against the Spurs. The former second overall pick signed a four-year deal with Portland in the summer of 2016. He purchased the home a month later for a reported price of $3.15 million.

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