On September 24, 2011, at approximately10:30 p.m., Ocean City Police responded to6500 Coastal Highway, in reference to a single vehicle crash into the Sand Pebble Condominium building.
Officers determined that a 1994 Toyota Supra had been traveling in the northbound lanes ofCoastal Highway. The driver of the car lost control of the vehicle and struck the sidewalk, shrubbery and pedestrian control device, and eventually crashed into the northwest corner of the Sand Pebble Condominium (same building that was struck last spring).
The driver, whose name is not being released at this time, became trapped in the vehicle. An unidentified passenger of the vehicle left the scene prior to police arrival. The Ocean City Fire Department responded to remove the trapped driver from the vehicle. After approximately 30 minutes the OCFD was able to extricate the driver. The driver was transported toPeninsulaRegionalMedicalCenterwith non-life threatening injuries. The passenger who fled the scene was never located.
The Ocean City Building Inspector has concluded that two units and the outside stairs, which are all located on the northwest corner of the structure, have been compromised and were deemed unfit for use and/or occupancy.
The OCPD Traffic Safety Unit is continuing this investigation. Alcohol use is not a factor in this crash and charges are pending against the driver.