UPDATE: Dead-end hillside crash in Upper Fauntleroy

12:44 AM: Big response in the 8400 block of California SW for a report of a car going down the dead end (which leads to a hillside over Fauntlee Hills). Updates to come.

12:49 AM: SFD says the driver, a man, got out OK and is now “being evaluated by medics.” However, towing the crashed car up a 25-foot slope will apparently be a challenge, responders warned dispatch.

1:03 AM: An AMR ambulance has arrived, which indicates the driver’s injuries are not major.

1:20 AM: Most of the responders have departed; a tow truck has arrived.

7:32 AM: Police are investigating the driver for DUI.

5 Replies to "UPDATE: Dead-end hillside crash in Upper Fauntleroy"

  • ktrapp March 23, 2021 (11:22 am)

    DUI definitely helps explain that.  That’s not a place where the road just ends.  You’ve got to go around a giant barrier with “DO NOT ENTER” on it, then down a private driveway, ignoring a “Road End” sign.  One of those things where you consider it lucky it ended up just being a one-car accident.

  • JohnW March 23, 2021 (11:33 am)

    Too close to home.
    How many times do drivers fail the Stop sign and can’t navigate the turn to Thistle?

  • Omg March 23, 2021 (11:57 am)

    Glad he’s okay. That must have been frightening. 

    • Lisab March 23, 2021 (2:58 pm)

      Just glad he didn’t kill anyone.

  • Don Lambirth April 4, 2021 (4:06 pm)

    I grew up in one of the houses on the corner of Cali & Thistle. My parents still live there. Back when I was a teenager (in the 80’s) this was a routine thing. Cars would go right through the dead end and over the embankment at the end of the block. One guy was in a taxi and went all the way to the bottom and they pronounced him dead and then he woke up. One night we even had a car come down Thistle and crashed in the bush in the side of our yard. The reason the Do Not Enter sign was put up was because of all the crashes. This seems to ge the first time this has happened there in many years. 

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