Two women have been injured, with one in critical condition, following a horrific crash in Santa Ana, California. The incident occurred late on Monday night when the driver of a speeding minivan crashed into a first-floor apartment at the Vista del Rio complex. The complex caters to people with special needs and disabilities.
The driver, who was traveling at an excessive speed, plowed straight into the apartment, trapping one of the victims inside. Orange County firefighters arrived at the scene around 10:20 pm and worked diligently to rescue the trapped woman from the wreckage. Meanwhile, the other victim was taken to a nearby hospital with less severe injuries.
The suspect fled the scene in an unknown direction, abandoning their minivan at the scene of the accident. Investigators are currently trying to determine whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the collision.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation, and the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division is urging anyone with information to come forward. They can contact Investigator Corporal N. Quinones at (714) 245-8216 or the Santa Ana Police Department’s Traffic Division at (714) 245-8200.
This tragic incident serves as a reminder of the dangers of reckless driving and the importance of being vigilant while on the road. Our thoughts are with the victims and their families during this difficult time.