SAN DIEGO — An elderly female driver lost control of her vehicle shortly after 8 a.m. on Monday and crashed into the garage of a home at 12425 Avenida Consentido, according to Mark Reece, Battalion Chief with San Diego Fire.
In the process of the collision, a gas line was severed and caused a gas leak, fire officials said. This prompted a shelter in place order for some of the surrounding homes and some residents were evacuated for a short period of time, said Chief Reece.
The gas leak has been secured by SDG&E and a structural engineer from the City of San Diego ensured the affected home was safe to return to, according to fire officials.
Chief Reece said initial reports indicated a possible medical condition contributed to the crash. The female driver was removed from the vehicle and transported to a local hospital with moderate injuries.
The street has reopened and crews have cleared the area.