2 Injured After Car Ends up in Second Floor of Santa Ana Building; Speed, Narcotics Appear to Be Factors

2 Injured After Car Ends up in Second Floor of Santa Ana Building; Speed, Narcotics Appear to Be Factors

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.

A car remains lodged inside the second floor of a Santa Ana dentist office after the driver crashed into the building on Jan. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

A car remains lodged inside the second floor of a Santa Ana dentist office after the driver crashed into the building on Jan. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

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.

A watch commander for the Santa Ana Police Department told KTLA 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 believe alcohol may be a factor.

Crews remove the car from the second floor of the building about 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

Crews remove the car from the second floor of the building about 7:50 a.m. on Jan. 14, 2018. (Credit: KTLA)

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.

 

KTLA’s Sarah Fenton contributed to this story. 

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