SANTA ANA, CALIFORNIA — Days ago, a vehicle took flight and landed inside of a dental office. The strange thing about it? It was pointing upwards.
According to New York Times, a Nissan sedan went airborne and crashed into a dental office on Sunday morning, January 14. When it came to rest, it was dangling out of the building’s second floor.
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Santa Ana police mentioned that the car clipped a median outside the building. That’s when it took to the air and flew approximately 60 feet, colliding with the 17th Street Dental Office.
Video footage was obtained from a vehicle traveling perpendicular to the flying Nissan. It shows the car missing the approaching vehicle by only seconds.
Newly released dash cam video captures the dramatic moments a car went airborne and ended up on the 2nd floor of a California dental office pic.twitter.com/15BkFw1Z8V
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According to the source, the crash happened around 5:25 a.m. Luckily, no one was inside the building at the time of the incident. However, it did leave a few guests shaken in a motel next door.
In order to retrieve the lodged vehicle, Los Angeles County Fire had to use a specialized forklift and wrecker.
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The New York Times reports that one of the two people inside the vehicle was able to exit on his own. Yet, emergency workers had to remove the other person.
The source reports that the driver told officers he had used drugs before the crash. So, authorities took him to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries.
With that said, charges were filed against the man for of driving under the influence. However, since he was hospitalized, he had not been arraigned yet.
Note: The passenger also sustained minor injuries.
On Sunday afternoon, although the car was removed from the building, a giant hole remained. The source says the owner of the practice could not be reached for comment.
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All in all, this situation could’ve been a lot worse had there been people inside the building — or even if the driver of the dashcam vehicle would’ve been hit as the man’s car launched off the median.
Moreover, both the driver and passenger of the totaled car could’ve been killed.
Everyone involved is simply blessed to be alive.
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