SUV slams into parked van; man sleeping inside credits water bed for saving his life
Posted November 2, 2017 12:56 p.m. EDT
San Diego, California — A man woke up upside down Thursday morning after a suspected drunken driver slammed into the van he was sleeping in.
10News learned the crash happened at about 2 a.m. at the intersection of 60th Street and Federal Boulevard in Encanto.
The man, whose van was parked on the side of the road, said he was sleeping on a water bed inside the vehicle when the crash occurred.
He told 10News he believes the water bed cushioned the impact and saved his life.
"I really don't know what happened. I didn't hear the car coming, or squeaking; I just … next thing I know, I was upside down … it was like twisted, you know?" the man said.
He was not injured in the wreck.
The driver of the Ford Explorer SUV tried to flee the scene but a group of Good Samaritans got involved and took the keys from the ignition.
Police arrested the SUV's driver on suspicion of DUI