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Car Crashes into Second Level of California Dentist Office

SANTA ANA, Calif. -- "It was crazy, it really was," said Daniel Sanchez, a witness.

Witnesses did a double take as it appeared a car went airborne and crashed into the second floor of a Santa Ana dentist's office early Sunday morning. How'd it get there? 

Daniel Sanchez was getting gas nearby when he says he heard it happening just before 5:30 a.m.

"The car was coming down the street right here at a very high speed and I heard, I was putting gas, I heard a big boom and what it hit, it hit that, it hit there and it got launched," Sanchez said.

Orange County Fire says the Nissan Altima crossed three lanes before hitting a divider going from airborne to dangling half in, half out of a building at the corner of 17th and French streets.

"When it hit, a fire started and the driver got out and he hung from the bottom of the vehicle and when he did the cops went out there and they caught him," Sanchez said. 

Roof side firefighters watched as their partners in a ladder truck safely pulled a passenger out of the front seat…he appeared standing and was able to walk to waiting EMTs no doubt with quite a story to tell.

Crews used a specialized fire truck to pull the car out of the building.

The driver later admitted to using drugs before the jaw-dropping crash.


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