Traffic Collision into building with Physical Rescue


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February 23, 2020

Captain Eric Himler, PIO
Santa Monica Fire Department


Santa Monica CA - On Sunday February 23, 2020, at 12:18 a.m., the Santa Monica Fire Department responded to a traffic collision with a physical rescue. The Santa Monica Police Department reported a vehicle into a building at 1540 2nd St (McDonalds). Information was received that the vehicle had driven off the top of parking structure 8, located across the street from McDonalds. Three people were in the vehicle however, two were able to jump out prior to the vehicle driving off the top of the structure.

Firefighters worked quickly to stabilize the vehicle and extricate one patient. Firefighter Paramedics treated and transported the driver to a local trauma center in critical condition. A total of 15 firefighters responded to the scene.

Significant damage was sustained to the top of the parking structure, as well as the building. A representative from the Building and Safety Department was requested to the scene to assess the structural integrity of the parking structure. SMPD assisted with traffic control.

The #SantaMonica Police Criminal Investigations Division is currently handing this investigating. Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to contact detectives at (310) 458-8941 or the Watch Commander at (310) 458-8491.


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