News

Actions

Car nosedives off California mall parking garage

Posted: 1:26 PM, Dec 14, 2015
Updated: 2015-12-14 13:26:57-05
Car nosedives off California mall parking garage
Car nosedives off California mall parking garage
Car nosedives off California mall parking garage
Car nosedives off California mall parking garage
SAN DIEGO -- Two women were seriously hurt after their car plunged from the third-level of a parking structure at a California mall Sunday night.  
 
Police say the driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, a mistake which sent the two occupants crashing through the barricade and hurtling over the edge, 40-feet straight down to the ground below. 
 
The two women were breathing and conscious when San Diego Fire-Rescue firefighters pulled them out of the crumpled car, according to officials.  They were transported to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries. 
 
A witness who captured cell phone video of the aftermath described the scene to San Diego-based 10News. 
 
"Honestly they're very strong women, when they pulled them out of the car, they were still walking," Natalia Somo said. 
 
The crash remains under investigation.