An out of control vehicle crashed into a veteran’s home, sending an elderly woman to the hospital early Friday morning in San Diego.
Police are still working on the investigation to fully determine the causes of the accident, which took place at 1:30 a.m. at the Veterans Village of San Diego on the 4100 block of Pacific Highway.
According to the driver that struck the building, she was motoring down the highway when she was forced to swerve her Ford Mustang to avoid hitting “something” in the road, lost control, spun through several lanes, and crashed into the home.
The impact did serious damage to a side wall where the counseling offices are located. A natural gas line was ruptured as well, causing a leak for almost 4 hours before crews from San Diego Gas & Electric were able to seal the leak off.
The driver of the mustang was uninjured in the crash, but one elderly woman, who was driving a red Volkswagen Beetle hit sometime during the chaos of the accident, was rushed to the hospital, though her injuries were not considered serious.
An initial look into the condition of the driver showed that alcohol was not a factor in the crash.
Veterans Village of San Diego has been in business since the early 1980s, and provides a number of services for local veterans. Today there are almost 200 veterans living in the home.”It’s worrying because we don’t know how it’s going to disrupt our schedule, you know, what classes or what programs may be cut out due to this, until the repairs are done,” said Zion Shakur, who is a resident of the veterans home. “What [Veterans Village] does, it helps you to overcome drug and alcohol addiction and other problems … that keep you from fulfilling a successful life.”
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