A hole was left in the side of an apartment complex after a red Mercedes veered over a hill and crashed into the La Jolla building Monday.
The driver was in a parking spot above and then went over the embankment's edge and down about 30 feet, crashing into the Pacific Gardens Apartments complex at about 9 a.m., the San Diego Police Department said.
The apartments are located near the intersection of Genesee Avenue and Nobel Drive across from the Westfield UTC mall.
The driver became trapped in the car. It was not clear if the driver was hurt.
Four apartments were evacuated and the city is evaluating the structural integrity of the building.
Video of the scene showed San Diego Fire-Rescue crews helping a tow truck driver pull the red car back up the embankment.
No other information was available.