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Alleged peel-out in parking lot leads to injury

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A Toyota truck ended up on top of a classic maroon roadster Friday afternoon, June 27, in the parking lot of the AutoZone store at 1344 Palm Avenue.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Imperial Beach sheriff’s deputies and San Diego police responded to the accident, as the AutoZone lot sits at the edge of both cities.

“The throttle may have stuck, but the driver of the hotrod drove under the truck and the truck landed on top of him,” said Officer Anderson of the SDPD. “Either the truck’s tire or strut hit his head. That pushed either the driver’s head or chest into the steering wheel, breaking it in half.”

AutoZone employee Angel C. was busy sweeping up broken glass and small parts left from the accident. "I volunteered to clean up to get some fresh air,” he joked. He hadn't seen the accident happen but knew the Toyota truck belonged to a fellow employee and described what he was told.

"The roadster was going to do a peel-out and the throttle must have stuck and it drove right up under the truck. If they were just driving regular, they would have just hit the back of the truck and stopped.

Separating the two vehicles to prevent further damage to the roadster was easily done, according to Angel. "They used two tow trucks. One lifted the truck tail-end up and the other pulled the Model-T out."

No word on the condition of the driver of the roadster, who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

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A Toyota truck ended up on top of a classic maroon roadster Friday afternoon, June 27, in the parking lot of the AutoZone store at 1344 Palm Avenue.

Shortly after 3:00 p.m., Imperial Beach sheriff’s deputies and San Diego police responded to the accident, as the AutoZone lot sits at the edge of both cities.

“The throttle may have stuck, but the driver of the hotrod drove under the truck and the truck landed on top of him,” said Officer Anderson of the SDPD. “Either the truck’s tire or strut hit his head. That pushed either the driver’s head or chest into the steering wheel, breaking it in half.”

AutoZone employee Angel C. was busy sweeping up broken glass and small parts left from the accident. "I volunteered to clean up to get some fresh air,” he joked. He hadn't seen the accident happen but knew the Toyota truck belonged to a fellow employee and described what he was told.

"The roadster was going to do a peel-out and the throttle must have stuck and it drove right up under the truck. If they were just driving regular, they would have just hit the back of the truck and stopped.

Separating the two vehicles to prevent further damage to the roadster was easily done, according to Angel. "They used two tow trucks. One lifted the truck tail-end up and the other pulled the Model-T out."

No word on the condition of the driver of the roadster, who was transported by ambulance to a local hospital.

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Did the drivers steering go out also? The parking lot appears to be fairly empty. Those roadsters turn on a dime. Truck appears to have been hit dead center. Sounds like anger issues to me. Truth be told, in this day and age, I could be right!! Naw,,, I'm kidding.

I'm sure that the throttle stuck in the up position.

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