Early Sunday morning, the driver of a white Nissan Altima achieved the improbable feat of striking a median at high speed, soaring approximately 60 feet through the air, and crashing through the wall of a second-story dental office on 17th Street in Santa Ana.
Both the driver, who was reportedly arrested for DUI, and the passenger (neither of whom have been identified) escaped with minor injuries, and a small fire inside the office was extinguished when firefighters arrived on the scene. Urban search and rescue teams with both the Orange County Fire Authority and the L.A. County Fire Department collaborated on extracting the car from the building.
OCFA in Santa Ana with a vehicle that crashed into the second floor of a small Office building. The vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne and landed into the building. One person self extricated, the other person is still trapped in the vehicle. USAR from OCFA On scene pic.twitter.com/Lm5b4oyCIm
— OCFA PIO (@OCFA_PIO) January 14, 2018
Photos of the car lodged in the wall of the building were stunning enough, but surveillance video captured by cameras at an adjacent motel show the airborne vehicle defying gravity and narrowly missing hitting both a car and a bus. Don’t try this at home. Or, like, anywhere.
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