SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries Sunday morning when the car they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a Southern California dental office.
Orange County fire officials say the Nissan Altima hit a center divider early Sunday, soared into the air and plowed into the top floor of the two-story structure in Santa Ana.
The sedan’s front half was wedged inside the building while the back half hung out about 10 feet above a sidewalk.
Officials say a small fire injured one person who managed to get out of the car unassisted. Authorities had to rescue the second person.
Crews used a specialized crane to remove the car from the building.
The driver admitted to authorities that he was on drugs at the time of the crash.
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