A driver who later admitted to using narcotics crashed his car into the second-floor dental offices of a Santa Ana building today, according to police. The white sedan was partially wedged into the second story of the office building, Santa Ana Police Department reported. A specialized fire truck from Los Angeles was brought in to extract the car from the dentist’s office.
Officers were dispatched at 5:25 a.m. to the 300 block of East 17th Street. Investigators determined that the motorist had been speeding north on French Street, approaching 17th Street. The sedan then struck the raised center median on 17th Street, which launched the vehicle into the air.
Firefighters from Los Angeles County and the Orange County Fire Authority extricated the occupants of the vehicle while its front end was still lodged high in the building.