A man who had taken drugs before getting behind the wheel of his Nissan Sedan survived relatively unscathed after crashing his car in the second-floor of a house.
Police in Santa Ana, California, say that the car, travelling at high speed, clipped the central reservation before launching into the air.
It flew about 60 feet before smashing into the second floor of the building, which contained a dental practice.
CCTV footage obtained by a local television station captured the moment, and showed the car flying through the air.
Unbelievable new surveillance video shows a car hitting a median and launching into the second story of a Santa Ana dentist office. Driver and passenger transported with minor injuries. @NBCLA@ChristineNBCLApic.twitter.com/Yw4poZXUNR— Kenny Holmes (@KHOLMESlive) January 15, 2018
The crash, which happened at about 5.25am on Saturday, rattled guests in a motel next door but the dental practice was closed at the time.
The Los Angeles County fire department used a specialized forklift and wrecker to remove the car, the police said.
One of the two people inside the vehicle was able to exit on his own, but emergency workers had to remove the other person.
The driver had minor injuries and remains in hospital, but will likely be charged with driving under the influence.