Vehicle goes airborne, crashes into 2nd floor, leaves 2 injured

Lynette Rowe
January 15, 2018

A Nissan Altima remains wedged into the second floor of a dentist office in Santa Ana on Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018.

The auto remained lodged inside a dental office along at 319 East 17th Street until about 7:50 a.m., when crews were able to get it out.

Further, Orange County Fire Authority spokesperson Stephen Horner told the Washington Post that the second floor sustained only minor damage (other than the obvious hole), which is surprising, given that the auto caught fire upon impact.

Incredible images out of California show a auto stuck in a building after a driver managed to crash his vehicle into the second floor of a Santa Ana dental office.

Upon impact, a fire broke out, which was quickly extinguished.

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Santa Ana Police said in a statement that the driver of the vehicle admitted to using narcotics.

Crews from OCFA and Los Angeles County Urban Search & Rescue teams worked to remove the vehicle from the building Sunday morning.

The rescue was delicate: it took more than two hours to safely free two people from the vehicle.

A DUI/narcotics case is being submitted to the district attorney, according to police. The vehicle struck the 2nd floor of the building and was lodged there, sticking out of the structure as police arrived at around 5:30 a.m.

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