Driver survives as vehicle leaves Diamond Drive through fence near city street intersection and lands in playground below – Los Alamos Reporter


This southbound vehicle breached the fence on the east side of Diamond Drive around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, hit a tree, and landed in the Los Alamos Public Schools playground below. Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone fell to the scene and descended to the vehicle. He said the driver who was conscious appeared to have only minor injuries and was transported by Los Alamos Fire Department to Los Alamos Medical Center. Chief Sgambellone said the cause of the accident is still under investigation. There are no tire tracks on the roadway and it appears the vehicle hit the curb and then hit the median before going over the fence and taking off. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

First responders under the fence on the playground. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

As LAPD officers waited for the tow truck to arrive, two deer found their way to the green leaves of branches moved by the car. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

Firefighters walk up the shore from the playground to Diamond Drive. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

Los Alamos County police and fire vehicles Wednesday morning near the breach in the fence where a driver drove a vehicle. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

The size of the LAFD ambulance on the playing field shows how far the car fell from the Diamond Drive level. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/

The tow truck driver collects all the parts and parts that broke off from the car when it crashed through the fence and landed in the field below. Photo by Mayor O’Neill/


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