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Out-of-Control Pickup Truck Slams Into Parked Cars in Paradise Hills

An out-of-control truck slammed into parked cars and destroyed brick fences in a Paradise Hills neighborhood on Thursday. 

The driver behind the pickup truck for unknown reasons lost control of the vehicle near Parkside Neighborhood Park north of state Route 54 at about 2:30 a.m.

The truck hit a curb and slammed through a low brick fence before crashing into an SUV parked in a home's driveway. The truck kept rolling and smashed through a metal fence, knocked over a cable box, then crashed into another parked car. 

Brick and glass were strewn across the sidewalk and tire marks could be seen along Parkway Avenue leading up to the crash site. 

A San Diego Police Department spokesperson said the truck's driver was not in custody as of 11 a.m. It was not clear if drugs or alcohol were suspected. 

The owner of the SUV, Rose Alvarez, tearfully told NBC 7 she hopes the driver behind the wheel turns themselves in. 

"It’s my only car and I've been taking good care of it and now I don’t have it," Alvarez said. "Insurance said [the SUV is] a total loss so I won’t be able to get it back."

Her neighbor's surveillance cameras captured the moment the truck tore through her front yard and continued on to damage another neighbor's property. 

Both SDPD and the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department responded to the crash. It was not clear if anyone was hurt.

No other information was available.

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