Published: Sep 03, 2014 3:33 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 03, 2014 5:41 PM EDT

COLLIER COUNTY, Fla.- A couple ended up in a pond today when the wife accidentally drove their car into the water.

The accident happened around noon at the Mer Soleil apartment complex in Golden Gate.

A family member tells WINK News the woman was with her husband when she tried backing into a parking spot and accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, sending the car flying into the water.

Both people were able to make it out of the car on their own safely.

The car was pulled out of the water by Collier County Sheriff's deputies and the husband was taken to the hospital to be looked at but both he and his wife are expected to be ok.

Deputies also tell WINK News that the wife only has a learner's permit and has only been driving for about a month.