Car crashes into apartment near UTC mall

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SAN DIEGO -- A woman escaped without injury after her car flew down an embankment and into an apartment building in University City Monday.

The woman was attempting to park her car at 8100 Genesee Ave. when she pressed down on the gas pedal instead of the brake pedal. Her car fell down an embankment and crashed into Pacific Gardens Apartments. The crash trapped the woman in her car, according to authorities. The apartment complex is near the intersection of Genesee Avenue and Decoro Street, across the street from the Westfield UTC mall.

Residents were sleeping when they heard the crash. Four apartments were evacuated, according to San Diego Fire Department.

There were no injuries reported.

San Diego Police Department was investigating. City engineers are evaluating the structural integrity of the building.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates. 

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