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Airborne Car Crashes Into Second Floor Of Building
Speeding vehicle launches into dentist's office (CCSS Level: Grade 7, Words: 192)
Jan 16, 2018 World News
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Authorities in California were stunned to find a car wedged into a second floor office over the weekend. The car slammed into the upper floor of a building in Orange County, California, early on Sunday morning. The incident unfolded in the 300 block of East 17th Street in Santa Ana, CBS Los Angeles reports.

The Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) said the driver hit a centre road median barrier, which threw the vehicle high into the air. The Santa Ana Police Department said the car was traveling at very high speed when it hit the median and then flew into the building, which houses a dental practice. Luckily it was the weekend and the rooms were unoccupied.

Upon impact, a fire broke out but was quickly put out. Firefighters said there were two people inside the vehicle. Both victims were safely removed from the car with only minor injuries.

The driver admitted to using narcotics and was taken to a nearby hospital for observation, Santa Ana police said.

Crews from OCFA as well as Los Angeles County Urban Search & Rescue teams worked to remove the vehicle from the building on Sunday morning.

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help


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au-thor

a writer of a book or report


n.作者

au-tho-ri-ties

people having the power to control a situation


n.当局

au-tho-ri-ty

people or group in charge


n.权威

ban

officially not allow


v.禁止

den-tal

of the teeth


adj.牙齿的

flew

to go somewhere by air or in space


v.飞

hos-pi-tal

a place to care for sick or hurt people


n.医院

im-pact

a strong effect


n.影响

in-ci-dent

a happening or event


n.事件

in-ju-ries

hurt or damage to the body


n.伤害

lice

small, wingless, parasitic insects that live on the skin of mammals and birds


n.虱子

nar-cot-ics

drugs or other substances (especially illegal ones) affecting mood or behaviour


n.毒品

prac-tice

in real life, rather than just words


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un-oc-cu-pied

empty; vacant


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city area


adj.城市的

vic-tims

a person hurt or killed by an event


n.受害者

wedged

forced into a narrow space


v.卡住