In California, a motorist slammed into a center median at a dangerously high speed Sunday, and the resulting impact launched the vehicle into the second story of a nearby building.
The car was stuck in the Santa Ana building at about 5:30 a.m., but it took hours for rescuers to extricate a person trapped inside. One person inside the vehicle was able to squeeze out and avoided a small blaze, which the fire department quickly extinguished.
“This is not a situation that happens every day,” Capt. Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority told the New York Post via phone.
A crane was called in to rip the car from its loft, Horner confirmed. No one was in the building at the time of the crash, and the car’s occupants sustained only minor injuries.