Out-of-control car lands on roof of California home

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LOS ANGELES – A vehicle landed on the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home’s garage, prompting an emergency response on Wednesday afternoon.

A vehicle landed on top of the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
A vehicle landed on top of the roof of a Palos Verdes Estates home on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Los Angeles County firefighters were called to the home in the 500 block of Palos Verdes Drive West at 3:39 p.m., a fire department official told KTLA.

Aerial video from Sky5 showed a dark Lexus sedan on top of the red-tiled roof.

A fire department spokesman later said on Twitter that the car was on the roof of a garage, and one patient had been removed from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to a hospital.

It was not clear how the vehicle got onto the garage roof.

A second vehicle appeared to have damage near where a car landed on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)
A second vehicle appeared to have damage near where a car landed on a garage roof in Palos Verdes Estates on Feb. 3, 2016. (Credit: KTLA)

Another vehicle appeared to be damaged in the neighboring driveway.

Multiple emergency vehicles were on scene, and the fire department’s Urban Search & Rescue team was working to secure the car so it could be removed.

The Palos Verdes Estates Police Department asked residents to avoid about a 1-mile section of Palos Verdes Drive West and expect detours.

The roadway is a key route through that section of the Palos Verdes Peninsula.

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