San Diego

Sleeping Driver Hits Row of Parked Cars in Kensington

A driver fell asleep behind the wheel in Kensington Friday night, causing a chain reaction of collisions that damaged several vehicles.

San Diego police say the driver nodded off on Adams Avenue near Marlborough Drive and hit a semi truck unloading things at a Starbucks.

The driver then rear-ended a car parked along the curb, sending it into the back of another parked car which was shoved into a tree.

The driver was taken to the hospital with minor injuries. No other injuries were reported, according to SDPD.

Orville Fitz-Henley was outside a nearby cafe with his friend when they heard the second collision.

"It didn't seem like he hit the brakes at all," Fitz Henley said.

Quickly they realized that one of the cars among the heap of mangled metal belonged to his friend.

"At first she was pretty bummed about it but she recovered very quickly and seems to be doing OK now," he said.

Fitz-Henley said they're just thankful they were safe.

No other information was available.

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