SAN JOSE -- The driver of a gray, lifted Ford F-250 truck turned Union Avenue into a one-sided Demolition Derby on Sunday night, crashing into seven parked vehicles on both sides of the street before driving away, according neighbors who witnessed the incident and police.
"The guy did a mini-monster truck on everybody's car," said one man, who asked not to be identified.
San Jose police say they responded to the 2800 block of Union Avenue just before 8:30 p.m. to a report of a misdemeanor hit-and-run collision involving several vehicles, according to Officer Jose Garcia. The driver, who remains unidentified, abandoned the truck nearby and took off on foot, according to police.
Two residents who witnessed some of the collisions say the driver smashed into seven parked cars on Union and another car on Curtner Avenue.
No one was injured during the collisions, police said. They took pictures of the damaged truck before it was towed away.
April Coronado said she was sitting down for dinner with her partner and a roommate when they heard tires screeching outside their home. They looked out the front window and saw the Ford F-250 pushing their Toyota Corolla onto the front yard, sparks coming out of the truck.
"He was flooring it,' Coronado said.
At one point the truck had its two front wheels on top of the Toyota, rolling back and forth, and the women ran to the back of the house.
"We thought it was going to come
Neighbors said the body of the truck was raised a few feet and compared it to a monster truck.
A man who witnessed some of the incident and asked not to be identified said he heard a loud crash sometime around 8:30 p.m. and ran out of his home to see the Ford-250 pushing the Corolla onto his neighbor's front yard.
He watched as the truck crashed into a Volkswagen.
The man said the left side of his 96 Dodge Grand Caravan was destroyed.
"He peeled it like a can opener," he said.
Coronado said there were beer bottles and cans flying out of the truck during the incident. Once the tires of the Ford F-250 were blown out, the driver stopped, got out and walked away.
"The cops are saying the most he will pick up is a misdemeanor," Coronado said. "He could have killed us. He could have killed a lot of people on the street.
"It's not just that he hit the cars. He was on a rampage out there. It was nuts."
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