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Car Slams Into Building's 2nd Floor, Images Go Viral (Video)

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A speeding vehicle in Southern California defied gravity to fly through the air and crash into the second floor of a two-story building (video below).

The Santa Ana Police Department said that the vehicle was traveling very fast when it hit a center divider, sending it upwards and straight into the wall of a second-floor dentist's office.

Police were dispatched to the scene around 5:30 a.m., The Washington Post reported.

Orange County Fire Authority spokesman Capt. Stephen Horner said the vehicle, a white Nissan, was traveling perpendicular to the divider when the driver crashed into it. The crash sparked a small fire that was quickly extinguished.

One passenger was able to get out of the car before police arrived. Horner told Daily Mail that the other individual was rescued by Los Angeles County Search and Rescue after being trapped inside for over an hour.

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"USAR was able to access the passenger door," Horner explained. "They used a front loader from the city of Santa Ana to stabilize the vehicle and the members of USAR were able to gain access and pull the victim out from the passenger side of the vehicle safely."

The two people inside the vehicle have not been publicly identified. Both were taken to a local hospital for minor injuries.

According to The Washington Post, the driver reportedly admitted to Santa Ana police that they had been using narcotics.

KTLA reported that the case will be submitted to the Orange County District Attorney's Office after toxicology tests are done.

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Public works officials were also sent to the scene to assess the damage to the building, the Orange County Register reported. The Los Angeles Fire Department removed the car with a wrecker truck.

A nearby hotel's surveillance footage captured the car hitting the center median and flying toward the building. The video shows that the car narrowly missed hitting a bus and another car.

Social media users had a field day with the photos of the crash, with many leaving witty comments.

"Gta stunt unlock achieve," joked one YouTube user, referencing the Grand Theft Auto video game series.

Others were just confused as to the logistics of the event: "First off I hope everyone involved in this accident is ok, but how do you crash a car into the second floor of a building?" asked one Twitter user.

Daily Mail reported that no one was in the building at the time of the crash.

Sources: Daily Mail, The Washington Post, KTLA, Orange County Register, Twitter / Featured Image: Hundehalter/Wikimedia Commons / Embedded Images: Orange County Fire Authority via Daily Mail

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