Pickup Plows Into Parked Cars, Driver Pulled Out Through Sunroof

A woman hits four cars on East Balboa Boulevard, causing her truck to land on its side. Three men come to the rescue.

A woman in a Chevy pickup smashed into four parked cars Tuesday and then was pulled out of the sideways truck through the sunroof, a witness reported.

Newport Beach police responded to the crash around 9:15 a.m. at 128 E. Balboa Blvd., according to police spokeswoman Kathy Lowe.

The 2007 Chevrolet Avalanche struck four parked vehicles on East Balboa before landing on its side, Lowe told Patch.

Witness Brett Faggioni said he helped two other men pull the the woman out of the truck through the sunroof. The woman was taken to a local hospital with undisclosed injuries.

Lowe said the cause of the accident is under investigation.

Tammy RANDOLPH November 21, 2012 at 03:24 PM
9:15 AM ?? Guess its always five o'clock somewhere for The spoiled Rich Balboa people
Tammy RANDOLPH November 21, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Sorry DIdnT mean to group everyone in same category- but in the 4 years u was there on a daily basis I saw over 17 parked cars hit by drunk or high drivers and numerous others driving at me on the wrong side if the road not to mention countless "impaired" walkers staggering out in front of my car some even falling down in the crosswalk.
Sandy Asper November 21, 2012 at 04:04 PM
I was right behind her and I am pretty sure that she was neither drunk nor high. I'm not sure why it happened, but it was pretty horrific.
lisa November 21, 2012 at 07:34 PM
She was texting and driving. That's what the bystanders were telling me. And yes we all do it, lets all try to do it less.


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