Startled woman crashes into Otay Mesa ATM

OTAY MESA - A woman said she was so disconcerted after backing into a pole that she surged forward and crashed into an ATM overnight Thursday, barely missing a customer.

The crash occurred at 12:15 a.m. at the Navy Federal Credit Union parking lot at 940 Dennery Rd. The woman told San Diego police that she had just gotten cash at the ATM and was backing out of her parking spot when she hit a pole.

She said she was so shocked, that she put the car into drive and sped directly at the ATM. A customer who happened to be using the ATM at the time heard the initial crash and was able to jump out of the way in time.

The woman had been smoking marijuana, but was not legally impaired, police said. She suffered a minor head injury.

Police did not confirm is she would face any charges. Her name was not released.

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