A Lincoln man escaped an icy brush with the brutal cold when his truck plunged into a pond Sunday night. It happened near 56th and Pine Lake.
Lincoln police say the pickup was traveling northbound around 9 p.m. when the driver lost control and slid off the road.
Before plunging into the pond, the truck struck a tree that broke a window. That broken window was a stroke of good luck. It allowed the driver an easy exit.
The truck was pulled from the water on Monday afternoon.