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Car suspended in the air after crashing into hospital

By Mason White 6:46 PM February 11, 2013
Car suspended in the air 

By: John Roberts
(Scroll down for video) A car was seen suspended mid air after crashing into a hospital, according to video uploaded to the internet.

The 70-year-old driver of the car was unharmed Wednesday after crashing into a medical building that is part of the Sharp Memorial Hospital, in San Diego, California, leaving his car suspended in the air.

It took firefighters about 40 minutes to get the man out of the Toyota Camry through a passenger door on a board. The man was taken to Sharp hospital for evaluation after the 9:45 am accident, San Diego Fire-Rescue spokesperson, Maurice Luque, said.

The accident left the sedan hovering over a stairwell with its rear end resting on a walkway and the left front wheel on a ledge in front of the building. Firefighters estimate that the fall would have been 20 feet, Luque said.

A witness said that she had just come out of the building and saw the man in the entrance parking lot.
“He was revving the engine as if he could not gain control of it,” the witness said.

As she watched the car, she stumbled and seconds later the car came barreling past her, which was about ten feet away. The witness said that if she hadn’t stumbled she would have been hit by the vehicle.

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