A speeding driver lost control on a San Francisco freeway off-ramp late Sunday night and careened over a concrete barrier wall and smashed into a building before landing on the pavement below, authorities said.
A woman was driving her Toyota Corolla "at an unsafe speed" on the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge just after 11 p.m. when she lost control while turning into the elevated Harrison Street off-ramp, the California Highway Patrol said in a press release.
The car flipped over the wall of the off-ramp and clipped the second and third floors of a building next to it, wreaking significant damage on the way down, according to photos of the building supplied by the CHP.
The highway patrol said the badly smashed car came to rest on the paved shoulder of the Sterling Street on-ramp below.
"The driver was fortunately wearing a seat belt," said the CHP, adding that she was extricated from the vehicle before being transported to the hospital to be treated for injuries.