Driver survives after car plunges off 4-story parking structure in Los Angeles

Monday, February 12th 2007, 4:14 pm
By: News On 6

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ A car plunged off the top level of a four-story parking garage early Monday and landed on a steel awning two levels below, injuring the driver.

``Somehow she accidentally jettisoned off the parking structure and landed below,'' said Fire Department spokesman Ron Myers. ``How that occurred, we don't know.''

The driver is an employee at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center and was recovering there, officials said.

``The patient is in fair condition undergoing tests,'' said hospital spokeswoman Adelaida De La Cerda.

TV news helicopters televised the scene as a construction crane lifted the car, which was on its roof, shortly after the accident.