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Drugged up driver sends vehicle airborne, crashing into second-story building

January 15, 2018  |  Posted by: Michael Falzarano
Drugged up driver sends vehicle airborne, crashing into second-story building

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A drugged up driver and his passenger involved in a car crash in Santa Ana, California escaped death early Sunday morning after apparently hitting a divider at such a great speeds that it propelled his vehicle into the second story of a nearby building.

The driver of a white Nissan Altima sedan reportedly admitted being under the influence of drugs when the car crash occurred.

Police said the car hit the center divider around 5:30 a.m., sending the vehicle airborne into the second floor of a dental office.

Capt. Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority told the New York Post that the very unusual “situation” was caused by the driver’s speed.

“A vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed hit the center divider, went airborne and landed on the second floor of a small office building,” Horner said. “This is not a situation that happens every day.”

Police confirmed to the L.A. Times that the driver later admitted to using narcotics when the crash occurred.

Officials said both people in the car suffered serious injuries.

Emergency responders had to rescue one of the occupants while a second managed to get out of the car before authorities arrived on the scene.

Authorities said rescue crews planned to use a crane to extract the car from the building.

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