Sky News:-  A new meaning was brought to the term “carpool” when a mother let her blue motor reverse into a swimming pool with her husband and daughter still inside.

The woman was preparing to head out on a shopping trip with her family in Okaloosa County, Florida, when she realised she had left her grocery money indoors.

But her forgetfulness was to get worse, as she ran back for the cash without putting the handbrake on.

It meant the car slipped backwards towards the nearby swimming pool with her family still in their seats, and prompted a call to the Okaloosa County Sheriff’s office at around 2pm local time on Tuesday.

No injuries were reported, with a deputy officer confirming that “all parties were okay”.

There were no swimmers in the pool at the time and it was deemed safe for people to go back in the water.