An SUV flew off an embankment and landed on a Mira Mesa carport early Tuesday, crushing several cars below it and forcing crews to find a way to hoist it out.
Tire marks tracked the path the SUV took at about 1 a.m. -- from an elevated portion of the Maya Linda Apartments on Carroll Canyon Road, through some bushes and a fence, into the air, and on top of the carport's awning.
One person, likely the SUV's driver, was transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries.
A truck and a station wagon parked underneath the carport were partially crushed. it did not appear anyone was inside either vehicle at the time of the crash.
NBC 7 news cameras were rolling as crews used a crane Tuesday morning to attempt to hoist the SUV slowly off the carport and lower it onto a tow truck.
Cleanup lasted several hours. Crews cleared the scene before 11 a.m., leaving the crushed carport and the two vehicles cordoned off with caution tape.
No other information was available.
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