A car speeding near the Half Moon Bay Airport spun out of control early Saturday morning in an apparent drunk driving accident, striking a boat and van and causing a two-alarm structure fire in a warehouse, officials said.
The 2011 Cadillac, driven by Pacifica resident Matthew J. Burnham, crashed into a warehouse on Airport Street at Stanford Avenue in the Princeton area north of Half Moon Bay shortly before 2 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol and the Coastside Fire District.
The crash sparked a two-alarm fire in the warehouse and caused major injuries to the car's three occupants, said Fire Captain Jonathan Cox. All three men were transported to Stanford Hospital by ambulance in serious condition while firefighters put out the flames.
It appears the Cadillac was driving north on Airport Street at a high speed when it veered to the right and struck a boat that was parked on the street, and then a van parked next to the warehouse, CHP spokesman Art Montiel said.
The van was pushed into the warehouse, starting the fire.
Burnham was arrested at Stanford Hospital on suspicion of driving under the influence of alcohol, Montiel said.
Damage to the structure, vehicles, trailer and boat are estimated at approximately $200,000, Cox said. Firefighters had the fire extinguished in 90 minutes but remained on scene until 9 a.m. making sure all hotspots were out.
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