PD Evacuates Oceanside Senior Community for Gas Line Leak - NBC 7 San Diego

PD Evacuates Oceanside Senior Community for Gas Line Leak

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    Oceanside Car Crashes into Duplex

    Video of the collision that led to the evacuation of Oceana, an over-55 community in Oceanside on Sunday, May 22, 2016. (Published Monday, May 23, 2016)

    Most of the residents of Oceana, an over-55 community in Oceanside, were back in their homes Monday, but not before a wild night.

    There was still a gaping hole in the wall of one duplex after a car slammed into the building, shearing off the main gas meter, according to the Oceanside Fire Department.

    Police say an 85-year-old driver plowed into the building on North Vista Campana at 7 p.m., missing his own garage next door.

    Police officers began to evacuate all 30 units in the immediate area, fire officials said. A shelter was set up in the community room of a nearby church.

    San Diego Gas & Electric crews were called to repair the sheared gas line. The gas line was shut off at 9:52 p.m.

    There were two homes declared inhabitable.

    No one was seriously injured, and there was no serious structural damage.

    The driver was treated for non-life threatening injuries, Oceanside police said. The investigation into the incident is ongoing.