Two people sustained minor injuries.
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.
The Orange County Fire Authority responded to the scene, later posting the incredible photographs on Twitter:
Captain Stephen Horner of the Orange County Fire Authority said that a small fire was immediately extinguished.
One of the people involved managed to get out, while the other was trapped inside for over an hour as authorities used a heavy piece of equipment to stabilise the wedged vehicle.
A crane was later used to remove the car from the building. Both passengers were taken to hospital to receive treatment for their injuries.