Driver Hits Two Homes Along Precita Avenue

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There was some morning mayhem along the eastern end of Precita Avenue last Saturday, when an out-of-control car struck a house and a fire hydrant before coming to rest in the wall of another home up the street.

The incident began at around 10 am on Saturday morning, when a Toyota traveling west on Precita swerved from the roadway and bounced off the facade of a home on the 600 block of Precita:

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Next, the vehicle sheared off a fire hydrant, sending a column of water into the sky:

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The car then continued west for another half-block, until it left the street again and embedded itself in the side of a house on the northwest corner of Precita and Florida.

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Police at the scene said two people were in the car, but no one was seriously injured. The driver showed no sign of alcohol- or drug-impairment, and the accident was treated as a motor vehicle violation, not a criminal incident.

PHOTOS: Structural damage photos by Telstar Logistics. Hydrant geyser by @SFMOCA

7 thoughts on “Driver Hits Two Homes Along Precita Avenue

  1. “. . . the accident was treated as a motor vehicle violation, not a criminal incident.”

    How fast does someone have to be driving down a quiet residential street to hit one wall, knock over a fire hydrant, and smash into another wall with that much damage? Would a pedestrian wielding a sledgehammer be coddled by the SFPD in similar fashion? Even calling it an “accident” lets the driver off the hook.

  2. @Fran Taylor, the accident is being treated as a “motor vehicle violation” because the man behind the wheel had a heart attack and lost control of the car.

  3. I was wondering what could’ve been going on with the driver considering all the info BernalWood was printing about this incident.
    Two homes struck.:.A car carreening down the road to run over a hydrant and send a geyser of water into the air…
    There are two people in the vehicle, no sign of impairment through abuse, and the police are considering it a vehicle accident and not a criminal incident.
    Something was definitely going on with driver…
    That’s awful to hear that the driver was suffering a heart attack.
    I hope that all will be well with him.
    And, thank you, Susan for clearing that up because BernalWood had me scratching my head.

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