Cab Crash Leads to Hotel Evacuation

More than 80 people in 19 different rooms were evacuated from the Premier Inns Mission Valley Hotel on Hotel Circle Place.

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    Dozens of hotel guests were evacuated after a cab driver drove into a bank of meters in Mission Valley. NBC 7's Elena Gomez speaks to the driver.

    Dozens of hotel guests were evacuated after a cab driver drove into a bank of meters in Mission Valley.

    More than 80 people in 19 different rooms were evacuated from the Premier Inns Mission Valley Hotel on Hotel Circle Place around 2 a.m. Monday.

    The driver told NBC 7 he was looking back, when his foot slipped onto the gas.

    "All of a sudden, my foot slips from the pedal, from the brake, it was accidental," said Girmay Measho. "I was very close to the curb and jumped the curb." 

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    This is video shot from the scene of a gas leak in Mission Valley on Sunday, March 9, 2014.

    He was not arrested, and no one was injured.

    San Diego firefighters told NBC 7 there was a low concentration of gas in the area.

    San Diego Gas and Electric crews worked to clean up the mess left behind so the hotel could return to normal operations.