Car crashes into Examiner’s Bayview printing press

Two men crashed a speeding vehicle into The San Francisco Examiner’s printing press in the Bayview District Thursday night.

The crash resulted in damage to the building and press but no injuries. The Examiner and other publications produced by the press will be published without interruption.

Workers in the building at 1201 Evans Ave. heard a loud bang around 8:45 p.m. and discovered that a silver Honda Civic with two men inside had gone off an embankment, crashed through a chain link fence and roller door at the back of the building and landed around 10 feet inside, according to David Ceccarelli, head of printing operations for the San Francisco Media Company, which publishes the Examiner and the SF Weekly.

The vehicle, which appears to have been traveling on Fairfax Avenue behind the building at the time of the crash, struck part of the printing press.

No one inside the vehicle was hurt, however, and the 11 or so workers inside the building were also uninjured.

The press was in operation at the time of the crash and will require repairs, but Ceccarelli said workers were able to make temporary repairs and continue operations.

“It was all stuff that we can temporarily fix, so we got lucky,” Ceccarelli said, noting that it was also “really fortunate” no one had been walking or driving a forklift past the roller door when the vehicle struck.

It was not immediately clear what caused the collision, although Ceccarelli said it was common for drivers to do donuts and speed in the area of Fairfax Avenue near the press.

Police on Friday said no arrests had been made in the crash, and could not immediately confirm whether any citations were issued.

Photos taken after a crash Thursday night show damage to the Examiner’s printing facility in the Bayview District. (Courtesy David Ceccarelli)

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