Authorities say a pickup truck slammed into an apartment building in Santa Ana late Monday, trapping a woman under the vehicle and injuring at least one other person.
Fire and police officials arrived at the Vista Del Rio apartment building on West Memory Lane just after 10:15 p.m. Monday, finding the truck almost completely through the wall of the apartment and people. The woman was pinned under the car, according to a source. Press release from the Santa Ana Police Department. The driver of the van has yet to be found.
“It was a team effort to ensure that the vehicle could be safely lifted and moved to rescue the patient,” Orange County Fire Captain Sean Doran said Monday night, according to OnSceneTV. .
The woman was taken to a trauma center in a serious condition, according to Orange County Fire Department. Fire officials said another adult was also taken to the hospital. The extent of the second person’s injuries is unknown.
According to police, the driver and anyone who might have been in the van were not at the scene when officials arrived, and officials are investigating the crash as a hit-and-run crash.
Investigators say the truck crossed the building’s parking lot, hitting several other stationary objects before crashing through the first-floor apartment.
Santa Ana Police are asking anyone with information about this crash to call the agency’s transportation department at (714) 245-8200.