By Jim Grant
This car was speeding down interstate 8 yesterday at 4pm, he tried to make the green light at 8 and Sunset Cliffs he ran the red light, skidded around the corner, slid between a concrete barrier (set up to keep cars from crashing into the skate park) and a trio of 40 foot palm trees. If he had hit either of these two things no doubt the car would have split in two, he was doing at least 70 mph at this time. He continued down the sidewalk and landscaping leaving skid marks and a path of debris behind him. He plowed into the 8′ high fencing surrounding the Ocean Beach skate park which was FULL of kids. The fencing crumpled like an aluminum can….
He was telling SDPD. “I just lost control”… His girlfriend had cigars and a bottle of tequila in her arms she salvaged that from the totaled out Acura 2 door. The witness to the whole thing told SDPW he smelled alcohol on the guy. SDPD checked it out and …well the photos tell the story….