Subaru Driver Crashes Into a BMW i8 in Dealership Showroom

BMW i | April 26th, 2019 by 5
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A suspected drunk driver has allegedly slammed into a North Hollywood BMW showroom and in the process has damaged a BMW i8 Coupe as well. …

A suspected drunk driver has allegedly slammed into a North Hollywood BMW showroom and in the process has damaged a BMW i8 Coupe as well. According to local reports, the crash happened around 2AM at the Century West BMW in North Hollywood, where the red Subaru sedan plowed through a floor-to-ceiling showroom window and sparked a fire. No injuries were reported. The driver was arrested on suspicion of DUI.

“The fire was small, in general, but smoke charged inside the building and set the sprinklers off,” Los Angeles Fire Department Battalion Chief Thomas Gikas told KABC-TV. “Some vehicles were damaged.”

Smoke filled the showroom due to a small fire that set off sprinklers, so there is further damage than the cost of the BMW i8. Local witnesses say that seven BMW models have been damaged.

Manager Joe Deitrick arrived before dawn to check on the damage and told NBC News:

“Just looking, there’s a couple hundred thousand dollars in damage to the cars,” Deitrick said. “The i8 is a very expensive car. They have carbon fiber bodies that have to be repaired a certain way.”

5 responses to “Subaru Driver Crashes Into a BMW i8 in Dealership Showroom”

  1. Clarice Starling says:

    “A suspected drunk driver has allegedly blamed into a North Hollywood BMW showroom…”

    I think “blamed” is a typo.

  2. Clarice Starling says:

    Man I hated living in North Hollywood. Such a run down clusterfuck of a place.

  3. sluggo says:

    Drink-driving or not, At least the bloke has taste!

  4. preemero says:

    Not allegedly at all. I drove by the scene at 7am and saw the site. Some drunk in fact drove halfway into the dealership hitting the BMW. The driver must have been drunk or asleep cause it’s hard to figure out how they managed to drive into the dealership. They didnt miscalculate a left turn, it looks like they actually aimed the car right at the BMW. The showroom is elevated a few feet from street level so the drunk was going fast enough to launch their car probably off the landscaping and boulder that’s in front of the window. I agree with the other commenter on here about the shit hole that NOHO has become. Its unbelievable how many homeless people have set up camp there and the amounts of garbage they create. Traffic in that area is also a nightmare. Still amazes me that people drive drunk these days with so many options in transportation.

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