Speeding vehicle launches into second floor of building

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  • Two people survived a car crash that launched their vehicle into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California on Sunday morning
  • Responders put out a small fire caused by the crash when they arrived on scene
  • One person was able to get out of the car without the help of rescuers 
  • The other person was still trapped inside the vehicle as of 6.45 am Pacific
  • The person was stuck in the dangling vehicle for more than an hour before Urban Search and Rescue was able to get them to safety
  • They have been taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries

By Stephanie Haney For Dailymail.com

Published: 10:32 EST, 14 January 2018 | Updated: 10:45 EST, 14 January 2018

A speeding vehicle flew through the air and landed in the side of at two-story building, igniting a small fire with two people inside, in Southern California on Sunday morning.

One person was still trapped inside the vehicle as of 6.45 am Pacific, according to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA). 

The other individual had already gotten out of the car, which was lodged into the side of an office building in Santa Ana.

Los Angeles County Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) was able to free the other individual in the vehicle, after the person was trapped for more than an hour inside the dangling car, Captain Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority told the Daily Mail.

Two people survived a car crash that launched their vehicle into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California on Sunday morning
Two people survived a car crash that launched their vehicle into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California on Sunday morning

Two people survived a car crash that launched their vehicle into the second floor of an office building in Santa Ana, California on Sunday morning

'The vehicle hit the center divider and went airborne and landed into the building,' OCFA said. 

One person was able to get out of the car without assistance, but USAR had to extricate the second person. 

The crash caused a small fire at the point of impact, on the second floor.

'The fire was quickly extinguished by the first arriving units,' Horner said.

A speeding vehicle flew through the air and landed in the side of at two-story building, igniting a small fire with two people inside
A speeding vehicle flew through the air and landed in the side of at two-story building, igniting a small fire with two people inside

A speeding vehicle flew through the air and landed in the side of at two-story building, igniting a small fire with two people inside

Then the rescue team went to work, to get that other individual safely out of the vehicle. 

'USAR was able to access the passenger door,' Horner said.

'They used a front loader from the city of Santa Ana to stablize the vehicle and the members of USAR were able to gain access and pull the vicitm out from the passenger side of the vehicle safety.'

One person was still trapped inside the vehicle as of 6.45 am Pacific, OCFA said
One person was still trapped inside the vehicle as of 6.45 am Pacific, OCFA said

One person was still trapped inside the vehicle as of 6.45 am Pacific, OCFA said

Both individuals have safely made it out of the car, and have been taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries
Both individuals have safely made it out of the car, and have been taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries

Both individuals have safely made it out of the car, and have been taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries

The individual who was still trapped inside with emergency responders arrived was in the for over an hour. 

The two individuals involved in the crash have yet to be identified. 

They have been taken to an area hospital to be treated for minor injuries, Horner said. 

No one else was in the building at the time of the crash.  

The Santa Ana Police Department did not immediately return a phone message from the Daily Mail regarding whether any charges had been filed related to this incident. 

Members from OCFA & Los Angeles County USARteams are seen here removing the vehicle from the building on Sunday
Members from OCFA & Los Angeles County USARteams are seen here removing the vehicle from the building on Sunday

Members from OCFA & Los Angeles County USARteams are seen here removing the vehicle from the building on Sunday

 

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