Driver hits 3 cars, crashes into apartment building

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 19, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-19 21:21:11-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - Cleanup is underway after a driver went on a rampage, hitting three cars before crashing into an apartment building in North Park.  

"I heard just a really loud bang noise and I felt the apartment shutter," said Laura C, a resident in that building.

It started when police say the 60-year-old driver hit an electrical box while getting on the 805 southbound from El Cajon Boulevard. 

He went down an embankment and continued south before crashing into a car on the highway. 

The driver kept going and got off on University Avenue. That's when he crashed into two more cars and a pole near Boundary Street. 

He then put the car into reverse and plowed through a gas station and into the apartment building wall. 

"Out of nowhere he just went full blast in reverse until that building stopped him," said witness, Vicki Nikbakht. 

Police believe the driver may have been under the influence of drugs. 

Residents were evacuated in fear that the building would collapse. The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No one else was hurt.