Shelby Cobra Totaled in La Jolla Crash

By R. Stickney
|  Thursday, Feb 10, 2011  |  Updated 12:14 PM PDT
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A replica Shelby Cobra convertible was totaled and its driver sent to the hospital after a nasty wreck in Torrey Pines Wednesday night.

The driver was traveling into La Jolla when he lost control and hit a Nissan Altima coming in the opposite direction on Torrey Pines Road.

The Cobra then ended up in a home's front yard, partly through a fence.

The driver went to the hospital, although there was no word on the extent of his injuries.

People in the other car complained of pain, but did not go to the hospital.

According to Sgt. Kevin Friedman from the San Diego Police Department Traffic Division, this isn’t the first time a car has landed in the front yard of the home on Torrey Pines Road.

It’s an unfortunate common occurrence for the homeowner, according to Friedman.

Not only was the fence damaged, but a car that was parked in the home’s driveway was also damaged.

The fuel tank was knocked out of the convertible and flew up close to the home.
Firefighters had to make sure there wasn’t a Haz-Mat incident. They used a trashcan to temporarily secure the leaking gas tank, according to Friedman.

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