Car smashes through Chula Vista storage units

Posted at 10:45 PM, Apr 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-13 11:04:59-04

CHULA VISTA, Calif. (KGTV) - A car traveling at a high rate of speed crashed into a Chula Vista self-storage building Thursday night, creating a large hole in the structure but causing no major injuries.

The crash happened shortly before 9:45 p.m. in the 3700 block of Main Street, near Hilltop Drive, according to Chula Vista police.

A witness told police a Volkswagen Jetta was traveling southbound on Hilltop Drive at almost 100 mph when the car failed to stop at the T-intersection at Main Street.

The car then hit a crest of the intersection, went airborne, and crashed through the wall of a storage facility. The vehicle came to a stop about 100 feet inside, damaging numerous storage units.

Responding officers crawled through the gaping hole in the building and sifted through debris to pull the driver out of the car. After the driver attempted to fight them off, officers corralled him and took him into custody.

He was taken to UC San Diego Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries. He was believed to be under the influence at the time of the crash, and police may arrest him on suspicion of DUI, pending tests.

No one inside the storage facility was injured.

10News learned the Jetta is a Hertz rental car.