Daughter injured when allegedly drunken mother drives SUV into San Mateo fire station 

A 17-year-old girl was injured when her allegedly drunken mother crashed a sport utility vehicle into a San Mateo fire station Monday night, police said.

The mom, 36-year-old Lasheena Cardona of Oakland, faces felony DUI and child endangerment charges after her GMC Yukon plowed into fire station 27 on DeAnza Boulevard around 11 p.m., San Mateo police Sgt. Dave Norris said Tuesday.

The SUV apparently came off of Highway 92 before crashing into the fire station.

The teenager was treated and released at the nearest trauma center for a “visible” but nonlife-threatening injury. No one in the fire station was injured, but “extensive damage” was done to the fire station, Norris said.

Cardona, who was found unconscious after the crash, remains hospitalized, Norris said.

“She appeared to be heavily intoxicated, but did not appear to have suffered any serious injuries from the collision,” the police sergeant said in a statement.

Fire and police officials said the situation could have been “tragically worse,” given that the fire station was occupied.


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