PLAYA DEL REY (CBSLA)  —  A Playa del Rey gym suffered extensive damage after a pickup truck slammed into it.

The accident happened Saturday around 9 a.m. when the vehicle plowed through the Real Fitness Gym on Pershing  Drive and Manchester.

The vehicle’s 35-yeae-old driver was transported to a hospital.

Authorities said no one in the building was hurt. The crash happened about 10 minutes after an exercise class ended and the class left the premises.

The gym released footage of the pickup truck plowing through. It is video that is Only On 2.

The man was driving east on Manchester when he apparently lost control of the vehicle.

Witnesses said the driver appeared to be going more than 45 miles per hour.

“I heard an explosion. I turned and there’s the truck,” Wesley Bixler told KCAL9’s Cristy Fajardo.

He was near the wall where the Mitsubishi made its entrance. Seconds later, Good Samaritans rush through the hole in the wall to check on people in the gym and the driver.

And despite all the damage the gym owners and trainers feel lucky.

“Normally we’d have 15-16 people in a class but because of the holiday fewer people showed up so we ended class early,” a trainer said.

 

Comments
  1. This was another ABS Brake failure allowing the brake pedal to go to the floor with no braking force on the car. As the pedal goes to the floor the drivers foot also presses the accelerator to the floor. With the vehicle speeding up, the driver presses the brake pedal harder causing the vehicle to accelerate at its maximum until it crashes. This ABS brake failure happens daily in many cities.
    Innocent drivers are convicted daily in courts for this car defect.
    Police are clueless,
    Accident investigators are clueless,
    News reporters are clueless,
    NHTSA is clueless.
    Crash is blamed on the innocent driver so the ABS brake is never fixed.
    Carnage on the roads goes on unabated. This is the cause of many rush hour crashes daily.
    Pray you are not the subject of the next stupid driver article.

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