Car slams into Santa Ana home, cuts internet connections in Orange – Orange County Register

Quite a few residents in Orange misplaced internet entry after a automobile slammed into a house in neighboring Santa Ana and severed fiber optic traces Thursday morning, Feb. 4.

The crash occurred at about 10:40 a.m. on the 700 block of seventeenth Avenue, Orange County Fireplace Authority Capt. Thanh Nguyen mentioned. A Mercedes Benz C230 traveled over a curb and into a home, however no accidents had been reported.

Individuals who had been in the constructing on the time mentioned they awakened after listening to a loud noise in interviews with a videographer on the scene, and noticed belongings falling down from cabinets.

A minimum of one man thought it may need been an earthquake, till he went outdoors and noticed a luxurious sedan that had punched a gap via his dwelling parked in one in every of its rooms.

“I’m grateful to God as a result of my spouse was not there.” a resident of the house mentioned in an interview with a videographer Thursday. “My canine was not there. My cat was there, however she is protected”

Firefighters clear particles after a automobile slammed into a house in Santa Ana Thursday, Feb. 4. The crash severed fiber optic traces supplying residents in neighboring Orange with broadband connections. Quite a few individuals reported the lack of their internet connections. (Picture taken from footage by Adrian Pineda, OC Hawk)

Firefighters had been seen in footage recorded on the scene carrying branches and particles out of the house whereas others used chainsaws to clear a path that may permit the automobile to again out of the constructing. A broken utility field lay on the sidewalk as they labored.

Fiberoptic traces supplying Spectrum prospects with broadband service had been severed in the collision, mentioned Dennis Johnson, a spokesman for the telecommunications firm. Shortly after the crash, residents in Orange started reporting that their internet connections had dropped.

All service was restored to Spectrum prospects as of 8 p.m., Johnson mentioned. It was not instantly clear how many individuals had been affected.