A driver who later admitted to using narcotics launched his sedan into the second floor dental offices in a building Sunday in Santa Ana.
The white sedan was partially wedged into the second floor of the building, the Santa Ana Police Department reported. A specialized fire truck from Los Angeles was brought in to extract the car from the dentist’s office.
OCFA in Santa Ana with a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small Office building. The vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne and landed into the building. One person self extricated, the other person is still trapped in the vehicle. USAR from OCFA On scene pic.twitter.com/Lm5b4oyCIm
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 14, 2018
Officers were dispatched at 5:25 a.m. to the 300 block of East 17th Street, and came upon the wreckage.
Investigators determined that the motorist had been speeding north on French Street, approaching 17th Street. The sedan then struck the raised center median on 17th Street, which launched the vehicle into the air.
The vehicle remained lodged in the second floor of the building while firefighters from Los Angeles County and the Orange County Fire Authority extricated two people from the vehicle. The L.A. department was called in to lend use of a large crane to extract the car.
The driver of the sedan, who admitted using narcotics, was taken to an area hospital for observation.
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–City News Service
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