SAN DIEGO -- An out-of-control vehicle smashed into a Miramar-area insurance office Friday, sending one person to the hospital and prompting a precautionary evacuation of the damaged building.
The crash in the 9400 block of Black Mountain Road happened about 1 p.m., according to the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department.
The Nissan sedan destroyed a large plate glass window of the ground level State Farm Insurance office. No one, including the driver, was injured in the crash, but an office worker was badly shaken by the accident and was taken to Palomar Medical Center for evaluation and treatment.
Police said the driver mistook the gas pedal for the brake,
"It felt like the world was coming down," said former NFL and SDSU football player J.R. Tolver, who had just bought the office in March.
The owner said he and his coworkers were just sitting down for an early Mother's Day celebration when it happened.
"Just a bunch of noise, a bunch of glass. Turned around and the vehicle was about 18 inches from our faces," Tolver said.
An estimate of damage to the building was yet to be determined.