Carport collapses on luxury cars

February 16, 2011|By Veronica Rocha,
  • A carport, behind a multi-unit apartment building, at the 1200 block of Boynton Street in Glendale, collapsed and is resting on top of a few very nice cars and trucks parked beneath it on Wednesday, February 16, 2011. (Tim Berger/Staff Photographer)
A carport, behind a multi-unit apartment building, at…

SOUTH GLENDALE— Crews were still investigating how an outside carport buckled and crashed onto at least eight vehicles Sunday night.

The carport collapsed onto the vehicles — some of which were new high-end luxury models with paper license plates — about 5:45 a.m. Sunday while their owners were asleep in the apartment building on the 1200 block of Boynton Street, authorities said.

No one was hurt during the incident, but several vehicles were damaged.

“Thank God it didn’t happen at daytime when the kids were here,” the building’s owner, Vardkes Bazikian, said.

Residents reported hearing a loud crash early Sunday, but no identifiable markings were found to show it was hit. Bazikian said residents denied crashing into the carport.

“Everybody is shocked,’ he said.

The collapsed carport remained on the vehicles Wednesday afternoon, although at least one resident was able to drive her vehicle out of the carport, city code inspector Che Hill said.


Officials tagged the carport to limit access into the structure because it’s unstable.

Bazikian said his insurance company was planning to examine the damage.

He bought the property in 2008, and said he obtained building permits to rehabilitate the apartment and carport.

“It’s so weird,” Bazikian said.

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