SAN LEANDRO -- Three cars, a home's foundation and a fence were damaged in a crash caused by a teen motorist who fell asleep at the wheel early Tuesday while on his way home from work, police said.

The 19-year-old driver was not injured and got out of his smashed car through a passenger door, said San Leandro police Sgt. Joe Molettieri. ¿His name was not released.

The teen told police he simply fell asleep after a long night of work. The crash occurred at 3:17 a.m. at Alvarado Avenue at Eastbrook Street, Molettieri said.

The driver was not speeding and not intoxicated, police said. He was not cited or arrested.

A teen motorist who fell asleep on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, damaged a home and other vehicles in San Leandro, Calif. (KTVU)
A teen motorist who fell asleep on Tuesday, May 20, 2014, damaged a home and other vehicles in San Leandro, Calif. (KTVU)

Police said the teen, driving a Nissan sedan, veered off the road, plowed into a low fence, and then hit one car, which was pushed into a second car and the foundation of a house. The foundation of the home was cracked and both parked cars were likely totaled. The driver's car was also damaged.

A nearby homeowner told television station KTVU that he heard a loud bang and thought it was an earthquake.

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