Car Crashes Through Fence, Down Backyard Slope

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    A car slammed through a fence and down sloped backyard Sunday in Otay Mesa.

    The crash happened just before noon behind a home in the 4300 block of Del Sol Ct.

    Besides destroying the fence, the driver also hit an air valve connected to the water system.

    “When I came out of my house, I saw a bunch of water, like a waterfall,” resident Israel Martinez said.

    The accident created a muddy mess in Martinez’s backyard. However, his home was not damaged.

    The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI, according to San Diego police. Officials have not released his name.

    No one was injured.

    It’s unclear how many people were inside the car. Witnesses say they saw two other people run from the vehicle right after the crash.

    Kyle Anderson, a friend of the driver, came to see the crash site Sunday afternoon.

    “He could have died. He missed two trees right here. He could have hit other people on the street,” Anderson said.

    Anderson said the driver told him another vehicle swerved in front of him and he lost control trying to avoid it.

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