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SUV slams into parked van; man sleeping inside credits water bed for saving his life

SUV hits parked van with man sleeping inside
SUV hits parked van with man sleeping inside
SUV hits parked van with man sleeping inside
Posted at 9:12 AM, Nov 02, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-02 12:12:52-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A man woke up upside down Thursday morning after a suspected drunken driver slammed into the van he was sleeping in.

10News learned the crash happened at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Federal Boulevard in Encanto.

The man, whose van was parked on the side of the road, said he was sleeping on a water bed inside the vehicle when the crash occurred.

He told 10News he believes the water bed cushioned the impact and saved his life.

"I really don't know what happened. I didn't hear the car coming, or squeaking; I just … next thing I know, I was upside down … it was like twisted, you know?" the man said.

He was not injured in the wreck.

The driver of the Ford Explorer SUV tried to flee the scene but a group of Good Samaritans got involved and took the keys from the ignition.

Police arrested the SUV's driver on suspicion of DUI.