No one seriously injured after car skids off road into SDSU parking structure

by Matthew Bain, Managing Editor

A car full of five people headed north on College Avenue skidded off the road and crashed into a San Diego State parking structure around 6:15 p.m. Sunday night.

SDSU Police Sgt. Hans Warren said no one in the car was seriously injured, no pedestrians were injured and no other cars sustained any damage.

The wrecked car’s passengers stood safely outside the mangled blue 1994 Honda Civic as it sat precariously perched atop a 20-foot drop next to the Parking Structure 1 elevator. One female passenger was taken to the hospital by paramedics for a possible arm injury.


Warren said the driver of the car fled the scene after the accident and ran north on College Avenue past the Interstate 8 entrances. He said authorities from the CHP, state and city units are all searching for the driver, who could face felony hit-and-run charges.

“He could have just gone down into the canyon (by Interstate 8) and hunkered down there,” Warren said.

The cause is the crash is currently unknown, but 17-year-old passenger Alex Gutierrez said the car was traveling “a little bit too fast” before it veered off the road.

According to SDSUPD, the driver is possibly a 20-25-year-old Hispanic male with an average build who was last seen wearing a red shirt and blue pants.

In an email, SDSUPD Cpl. Mark Peterson said because the accident occurred on a city street, the city police are handling the investigation.