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Fresno Driver Loses Control; Lands On Apartment Roof

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A car rests on the roof of an apartment in Fresno, January 4, 2012. (CBS)

A car rests on the roof of an apartment in Fresno, January 4, 2012. (CBS)

FRESNO (CBS/AP) — Fresno police say a car ended up on the roof of an apartment after its driver lost control on a curve and was launched over landscaping rocks.

The crash occurred around 1 a.m. Wednesday. Police said the driver, 26-year-old Benjamin Tucker, had stolen the car from a nearby home and suffered a broken leg when he jumped from the roof after the crash.

He was arrested about a quarter mile away on suspicion of hit-and-run and running away from an officer.

Ralph White, who lives in the apartment with his family, said he awoke to falling debris and smoke and ran to a neighbor’s house to call police. No one inside the apartment was injured.

A towing company had to use a crane to get the car down.

(Copyright 2012 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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