A vehicle that crashed into a building hangs from a second story window in Santa Ana, California in a scene that stunned onlookers.
A vehicle that crashed into a building hangs from a second story window in Santa Ana, California in a scene that stunned onlookers. (Capt. Stephen Horner /Orange County Fire Authority via AP)

How the heck did the car get up there?

AT FIRST glance it appears to be a scene from a Hollywood action movie.

A car has been wedged into the second floor of a building with only its rear exposed as it tilts to one side.

But it's not make believe - this crash was the real deal, and it even had rescuers scratching their heads as to how it happened.

The building houses a dentist in Santa Ana, in southern California - but it was temporarily also home to the vehicle after an unbelievable crash late last night (Australian time).

According to local media, the white sedan hit a centre divider, became airborne and ploughed into the second floor - which is mainly used for storage.

The two people in the car weren’t seriously injured.
The two people in the car weren’t seriously injured. (Capt. Stephen Horner /Orange County Fire Authority via AP)

Captain Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said the car was travelling at a high speed when it hit the concrete median. Capt Horner said the driver was coming from a side street and slammed into the median, much like a T-bone crash.

The impact sent the car into the air and into the building. A small fire was quickly put out and one of the two people inside managed to get free.

The second person was trapped for more than an hour while firefighters stabilised the car.

Capt Horner told the Washington Post the driver admitted to having used drugs. Both the driver and the passenger only received minor injuries.

A crane had to be used to remove the vehicle.

News Corp Australia


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