Orange County firefighters carried a woman to safety as a Santa Ana home was consumed by flames Sunday night. They determined the vehicle was traveling at a high rate of speed, northbound on French approaching 17th.
The spokesman said that the police had registered a charge of driving under the influence but that the driver had not yet been charged as he was still in the hospital.
The vehicle reportedly crossed three lanes before hitting a centre divider, causing it to fly through the air and land inside the two-storey building.
Authorities say two people escaped serious injuries when the auto they were in went airborne and slammed into the second floor of a dental office in Southern California. The fire was quickly extinguished. However, both sustained with minor injuries.
After the vehicle hit the median and went airborne, a small fire erupted on the site, though it was extinguished immediately.