|The freak accident in Southern California|
According to images taken by the local fire department, the white sedan partially wedged into the building, its rear exposed as it tilted to one side.
Capt. Stephen Horner, a spokesman for the Orange County Fire Authority, said officials received a call about a crash in Santa Ana, Calif., at about 5:30 a.m.
The car was travelling at a high speed when it hit the concrete median. Horner said the driver was not driving parallel to the divider; instead it 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 small office building. Horner said a small fire was immediately extinguished.
Horner said he does not have any more information on the occupants, but Santa Ana police said the driver admitted to having used narcotics.
Fire officials used a crane to pull the vehicle out of the building and bring it down, Horner said. The second floor, which is a storage space for files, suffered minor damage, he said.