According to The New York Times, this Nissan sedan went airborne and crashed into a California dental office yesterday morning.
The police in Santa Ana, Calif., said the car clipped a median outside the building and flew 60 feet before slamming into the upper floor of the building. The crash happened at about 5:25 AM, woke guests in a motel next door. The Times said,
The L.A. County Fire Department used a specialized forklift and wrecker to remove the car, the police said. One of the two people inside the vehicle was able to exit on his own, but emergency workers had to remove the other person, a police spokesman said.
Firefighters used specialized equipment to remove the car from the building. The driver and a passenger sustained minor injuries.
The driver told officers he had used drugs before the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the police said. The spokesman said that the authorities had filed a charge of driving under the influence but that the driver had not yet been arraigned because he was in the hospital.
The passenger also sustained minor injuries. A woman who works next door said it was good the motel was not involved.
“Inside, it’s a major loss. It’s a big hole.”
(Photos, Orange County Fire Authority; via NY Times)