Driver Survives When Vehicle Leaves Diamond Drive Through Fence Near Urban Street Intersection, Lands On Playing Field Below

This southbound vehicle went over the fence on the east side of Diamond Drive at around 8:30 a.m. Wednesday, struck a tree and landed in the Los Alamos Public Schools playing field below. Los Alamos Police Chief Dino Sgambellone, came across 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 crash is still under investigation. There are no tire marks on the pavement and it appears the vehicle hit the curb, then hit the median before going through the fence and taking flight. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

First responders below the fence on the playing field. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

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

Firefighters make their way up the bank from the playing field to Diamond Drive. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

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

The size of the LAFD ambulance in the playing field helps show how far the car dropped from Diamond Drive level. Photo by Maire O’Neill/

The tow truck driver gathers all the parts and pieces that came off the car when it crashed through the fence and landed in the field below. Photo by Maire O’Neill/