Speeding auto goes airborne, gets stuck in California dental office

Officials say that one person who was in the auto managed to get out while crews had to rescue the second person.

Two people were injured after a vehicle apparently went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a Santa Ana dental office Sunday morning, KTLA reports. The incident unfolded in the 300 block of East 17th Street in Santa Ana, CBS Los Angeles reports.

The Santa Ana Police Department said that the driver was going at a very high rate of speed when they hit the center median. The vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne and landed into the building.

The auto reportedly crossed three lanes before hitting a centre divider, causing it to fly through the air and land inside the two-storey building.

OCFA in Santa Ana of a vehicle that crashed into the building.

The OFCA rescued the driver and passenger from the vehicle, according to the Police Department, and both suffered only minor injuries. Horner said a small fire was immediately extinguished.

LA County Fire removed the vehicle from the structure following an assessment of the integrity of the structure by Public Works.

The Los Angeles County Fire Department brought in a wrecker truck to remove the auto from the building, and Public Works is examining the structure's integrity.

  • Joey Payne