A car was left suspended over a staircaseÂ after its elderly driver smashed into a San Diego children’sÂ hospital.
The driver, a 70-year-old, was taken toÂ hospital after his Toyota Camry crashedÂ into Rady Children’s Hospital Wednesday.
Witnesses said the car sped through the carÂ park and hit the building at a high speed – it is thought the accelerator mayÂ have become stuck.
Witness Jody Taylor told UT SanÂ Diego: ‘He was revving the engineÂ like he couldn’t get control of it.’
‘He was in midair,’ Ms TaylorÂ said.
Ms Taylor rushed over to help the man,Â telling him to stay still until the emergency services arrived – she also calledÂ his daughter.
‘What was scary was he was trying to get outÂ of the car,’ Ms Taylor said.
It took firefighters about 40 minutes to pullÂ the man out of the maroon car through a passenger door on a backboard.
He taken to Sharp hospitalÂ for evaluationÂ after the 9:45 a.m. crash, San Diego Fire-RescueÂ spokesman Maurice LuqueÂ said.
Mr Luque said the driver he had to be traveling a high speed for his car to have ended up across the divideÂ ratherÂ than going nose first into it.