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Tuesday, January 16, 2018
A car accident involving the car occupants and a dentist's office happened on Sunday night in Santa Ana, California. A white Nissan sedan which was apparently driving too fast hit the raised concrete median on the road, after which it was launched into the air, slamming straight into the wall of the second floor of a two-story dental practice building, where the car got wedged.
According to the police, the car approached from a side street. The room of the dental office penetrated by the sedan was used as a storage space. A fire department crane was used to extract the vehicle from the building, which took several hours.
There were two people in the sedan. One of them managed to escape from the hanging vehicle on his own, while the other one remained trapped inside it for over an hour. They were both hospitalized with minor injuries, according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). According to the police, the driver of the car admitted narcotics use, and after toxicology tests the case is to be submitted to the Orange County District Attorney's Office.
The moment of the accident was captured by surveillance video from a bus which the car narrowly missed when becoming airborne.
According to OCFA spokesperson Captain Stephen Horner, there was a small fire after the crash, which was extinguished quickly.
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- "Flying cars? An airborne sedan ploughed into the second floor of a building" — news.com.au, January 15, 2018
- Emily Shapiro. "Dramatic video captures car crashing into 2nd floor dental office" — ABC News (US), January 15, 2018
- Kristine Phillips, Marwa Eltagouri. "Here’s how this car got wedged in the upper wall of a two-story building" — The Washington Post, January 15, 2018
- Cindy von Quednow. "2 Injured After Car Goes Airborne, Crashes Into 2nd Floor of Santa Ana Building; Speed, Narcotics Appear to Be Factors" — KTLA, January 15, 2018
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