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Car plunges four stories off West L.A. parking structure, occupant dies [Updated]

April 26, 2011 | 10:00 am

Car A car was driven through a barrier at a West Los Angeles parking structure Tuesday morning and plunged four stories before landing upside down, Los Angeles fire officials said.

Rescue workers were called about 9:30 a.m. to the intersection of Sepulveda Boulevard and Nebraska Avenue, where they extricated one victim from the car, said Los Angeles fire spokesman Cecil Manresa.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and the cause of the accident was not immediately known.

[Updated, 10:10 a.m. April 26: This post initially stated that the victim's condition was unknown.]

[Updated, 11:26 a.m. April 26: This post and its headline originally stated that the car plunged three stories but officials later said it was four stories.]

Manresa said city building and safety inspectors had been dispatched to the scene to examine damage to the structure.


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Photo: A vehicle that drove off a parking structure in West Los Angeles rests on the sidewalk of Nebraska Avenue on Tuesday morning. Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times