2 injured after car goes airborne, crashes into 2nd floor of Santa Ana building; speed, narcotics appear to be factors
01/14/2018 4:24 pm PST
By Cindy Von Quednow, KTLA
SANTA ANA, Calif. -- (KTLA) -- Two people were injured after the driver of a car, who was apparently speeding, crashed into a Santa Ana building and somehow ended up in the second floor, Orange County Fire Agency officials said Sunday morning.
The car 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.
Debris from the building lay scattered on the floor below what appears to be a white sedan.
The Santa Ana Police Department said that the driver was driving at a very high rate of speed down French Street when he or she hit the center median.
The OCFA tweeted that the car "went airborne and landed into the building."
Police said the driver admitted to using narcotics and was expected to be admitted to a hospital for observation.
Cpl. Anthony Bertagna said police will be submitting the case to the Orange County District's Attorney's Office after running toxicology tests to determined possible charges.
A fire was quickly extinguished after the crash, officials said.
Both people inside the car were able to get out safely and suffered minor injuries, according to the OCFA.
Orange County firefighters, along with a Los Angeles County search and rescue team, removed the vehicle from the building.
Public works officials also responded to the crash to examine the integrity of the building.
FULL STORY: 2 Injured After Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into Second Floor of Santa Ana Building; Speed, Narcotics Appear to Be Factors - KTLA
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