Car Hits Clairemont Mesa Home and Ruptures Gas Line, SDPD Officer Hospitalized

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Some residents in Clairemont Mesa were forced to evacuate Wednesday after an SUV hit a house and ruptured a gas line, according to San Diego police.

The SUV hit a home on Barstow Street just before 5:30 p.m. and broke a gas meter, according to the San Diego-Fire Rescue Department.

SkyRanger 7 flew over the accident and saw the SUV after it barreled through the garage of the home.

Evacuations were in effect for residents on Longford Street, between Clairmont Mesa Boulevard and Conrad Avenue; the 5000 block of Barstow Street, east of Longford Street; and an apartment complex at 5050 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard, according to SDPD.

SDFD said two people were hospitalized, including an officer who was having trouble breathing due to the fumes.

A San Diego Gas and Electric crew was working to cap the gas leak. A structural engineer was also called to assess the integrity of the home, according to SDFD.

Check back for updates on this developing story.


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