Car Crashes Into Second Floor Building in California, 2 Hurt

January 14, 2018 Updated: January 14, 2018

At least two people were hurt after a car crashed into the second floor of a building in Santa Ana, California, officials said on Sunday morning.

KTLA reported, citing local police, that the driver of the vehicle admitted to using narcotics before the crash. The driver is expected to be admitted to a hospital for an evaluation.

Police will now submit the case to the Orange County District’s Attorney’s Office after toxicology tests come back, according to Cpl. Anthony Bertagna.

According to NBC Los Angeles, the accident happened around 5:25 a.m. on Jan. 14, near the intersection of French and 17th streets The white sedan hit a center median on 17th Street and went airborne. KTLA reported that it was a dentist’s office.

Crews were able to remove the vehicle by 7:50 a.m. Sunday.

The Santa Ana Police Department added that the driver was driving at a very high rate of speed when his vehicle hit the median. The fire department tweeted that the car then “went airborne and landed into the building.”

Both people in the car were able to escape the vehicle, officials said. A fire was extinguished after the crash.

“It was crazy, it really was,” witness Daniel Sanchez told NBC LA. Sanchez said the driver managed to get out but was hanging from the vehicle until police could catch him.

There were no other reported injuries.

Crews had to use a crane to remove the car from the building.


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