Escondido, CA

Serious Injury Collision – Maple St.

On 07/16/2019 at 5:06 PM, Escondido Police and Escondido Fire responded to a vehicle collision into a residence in the 1700 block of South Maple Street, Escondido.
Based on the driver and witness statements as well evidence at the scene, a gray 2006 Toyota Tundra was being driven by a 15-year-old unlicensed male juvenile down the driveway of the residence. The vehicle was also occupied by the juvenile’s 17-year-old sister. While stopping at the closed garage door, the driver failed to place the vehicle into “Park” and then applied the accelerator instead of the brakes. This caused the vehicle to accelerate forward into the metal garage door, forcin g the garage door forward onto a 36-year-old male resident who was sleeping on a bed inside the garage.
Escondido Fire Paramedics responded and extricated the adult male from under the damaged garage door. He was transported to Palomar Medical Center for severe injuries to his back; however, his condition is considered to be stable at this time. Alcohol and/or drugs are not considered to be a factor in this collision. Officer Tyler Songer of the Escondido Police Department Traffic Division is the investigating officer.

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