SAN DIEGO -- Two women were seriously hurt after their car plunged from the third-level of a parking structure at a California mall Sunday night.
Police say the driver accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake, a mistake which sent the two occupants crashing through the barricade and hurtling over the edge, 40-feet straight down to the ground below.
The two women were breathing and conscious when San Diego Fire-Rescue firefighters pulled them out of the crumpled car, according to officials. They were transported to a nearby hospital with undisclosed injuries.
A witness who captured cell phone video of the aftermath described the scene to San Diego-based 10News.
"Honestly they're very strong women, when they pulled them out of the car, they were still walking," Natalia Somo said.
The crash remains under investigation.