GLENDALE (AP) — An 83-year-old motorist is alive after his SUV crashed through the wall of his Glendale condo’s parking structure, then plunged one story to the pavement, landing on its roof.

Police and condo security say the man’s 2003 Land Rover rammed through the retaining wall of a second-story garage at about 9 a.m. Friday. The accident occurred on the 300 block of Pioneer Drive, Glendale police spokesman Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.

The man had bumps, bruises and cuts to his face and was hospitalized in stable condition, Lorenz said.

His name wasn’t immediately released.            

“Cars are built to new standards of safety,” Glendale Fire Capt. Steve Dobbs  said. “It’s amazing what we see people walk away from.”

Lorenz says the man was physically fit and may have been pulling into his parking spot after returning from a karate class.

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Comments (6)
  1. Kermit says:

    Probably a dumb armenian

    1. JBOOGIE says:

      LMAO at the “dumb armenian comment”. why cause its in Glendale you assumed the poor old guy was Armenian. Cut the guy some slack! He prolly is

  2. vn/oifvet says:

    Unbelievable, at 83 years old and still doesn’t know how to drive, It’s TIME TO TAKE HIS DRIVER’S LICENSE AWAYYYYY!!!!

  3. Cin says:

    Really vn/oifvet “he is 83 and still doesn’t know how to drive” that’s a very ignorant thing to say.
    20 yr olds have gotten into worst common’ it doesnt matter how old you are accidents happen and it DOESN’T HAVE AN AGE LIMIT.

    1. vn/oifvet says:

      To Cin

      Ooopsss!!! I didn’t mean to offend you if you’re the same age, but, I can understand if the driver was am “inexperienced youngblood” text messaging. Ignorant, is JBOOGIE, who made a racist comment. By the way I’m almost catching up to the 83 year old, got ten more to go.

  4. JC Agajanian says:

    Landrovers are built tough to travel the world
    or built to take a beating by old senile men

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