Car crashes into building, two injured

March 27, 2012

One man is in critical condition and another man is seriously injured after the car they were driving crashed into the Pacific Coast Center on Higuera Street in San Luis Obispo on Monday at about 8:20 p.m.

Allegedly driving at about 60 miles-per-hour, the driver crashed the car into the building at the intersection of Madonna Road and Higuera Street tearing off s six-foot section of wall before ricocheting back into the street.

Firefighters used the jaws of life to free the two men in their 20s from the white  Hyundai.

Paramedics transported both victims to the newly opened trauma unit at Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center.

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Sorry to read that people were hurt. But I have to express that I was glad that nobody else was hurt. Drugs and alcohol lead to impaired driving and possibly reckless behavior. The absence of them, if the case, does not excuse that reckless behavior. Stuck accelerator? Yeah, maybe, but I’m not holding my breath. That said, best wishes for their recovery. Pretty much the same comment as RU4Real, but I gotta chime in.

I went by this horrible accident last night, and it’s hard to believe that anyone survived because the vehicle looked like a rolled up piece of aluminum foil!

Sixty miles an hour? If they were intoxicated, THROW THE BOOK AT THEM! Imagine if they had went though that building and killed someone inside, or had killed a person walking along the sidewalk. If this was the outcome, then revenge doesn’t even become good enough.

If it was due to a faulty situation with the car, then that’s a different scenario.

they were in fact not intoxicated at all. the tox screens are clean and there was no alcohol involved either. Im not really sure why or how they lost control of the car we are trying to find all that out currently.

It’s highly unlikely that SLO has the capability of obtaining the tox results so soon. Maybe a “cursory” test was done, but THAT would hardly be “conclusive”…We’ll just have to wait it out until the full & complete tox results are done… I’m sure excessive speed was a factor because as I’ve stated before, this is not a difficult turn to negotiate…Perhaps the driver was “distracted” by using his cell phone or texting…It’s happened before…

I hope they make a full and complete recovery…so they can work off the damages to the building and repay everything it took to save them.

Practical compassion! Brilliant.

Please do not assume they were drinking or on drugs. Neither were involved in this. tox screens show them both clear and alcohol was not an issue either. I am the mother of the passenger in this accident. I do understand that with these types of accidents that drugs and alcohol do at times play a role in these things but that is not the case in this situation. Thank you for your well wishes on the full recovery of these two.

Heartfelt well wishes for the complete recovery of both men.

I suspect excessive speed & perhaps drugs and/or alcohol were the cause of this “accident”…That intersection is NOT difficult to negotiate. Hope these guys make a full recovery…