"It is believed that the patient mistook the gas pedal for the brake." Ya think?
The SMFD rescued a driver Wednesday, after the driver crashed his SUV through a wall. The SUV was visible to pedestrians on the street below.
Santa Monica Fire Department and Santa Monica Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle hanging off of a parking structure connected to Saint John's Hospital, located at 2021 Santa Monica Blvd.
When first responders arrived on the scene, they located the vehicle over the 2nd floor of the structure, hanging towards the first floor of the parking structure, and wedged between the parking structure and another building that was connected to the hospital.
According to the on-duty battalion chief, the patient was transported to a nearby trauma center with minor to moderate injuries. It is believed that the patient mistook the gas pedal for the brake.