Emergency crews rushed to the scene at Rancho, San Diego Tuesday after a driver slammed into a retaining wall, flew down an embankment and landed in an individual’s yard. One witness to the crash described the situation as thunderously loud.
The collision was reported early in the morning at Grove and Jamacha Roads. California fire officials and the California Highway Patrol were also brought to the area after the driver in a black mustang hit a truck, reared off the road, ploughed on to a restraining wall, flying down in an embankment 30 feet before stopping in someone’s backyard. The driver of the Mustang was trapped inside the vehicle and crews had to work hard to free him. The driver of the truck and the driver of the mustang were both taken to area hospitals and no other injuries were reported.
According to California Highway Patrol officials, the Mustang’s driver appeared to speed as he drove over the hill at the time that the truck driver was attempting to make a turn when the crash happened. After the mustang came to rest in the yard, debris and glass from the vehicle flew in multiple directions. The front of the car was ultimately ripped off and smoke
After the Mustang came to rest in the yard, debris and glass from the vehicle flew in multiple directions. The front of the car was ultimately ripped off and smoke bellowed from the scene of the wreck. Speeding is one of the leading causes of car crashes particularly if the driver is distracted or unable to retain control of the vehicle after making a sudden turn or stop.