03.14.2020 | 2:33 AM | SANTA ANA – A family had to evacuate after a hit-and run crash sent a vehicle into the side of a dentist office causing a gas line to rupture, early Saturday morning.
Authorities responded to reports of a traffic collision involving a building at the My Dentist (Mi Dentista) located in the 2000 block of West 17th Street near North English Street around 2:33 AM.
Units arriving on scene located a two-vehicle crash involving a dark-grey Nissan Altima and a silver Toyota Corolla with one female patient suffering from minor injuries.
The impact of the crash sent the Altima into the side of the dentist office, rupturing a gas line in the process.
Firefighters secured a perimeter around the ruptured gas line and evacuated a family from a nearby home while they awaited the response of a gas company representative.
The female victim was treated on scene and was transported to an area hospital in a private vehicle.
Other parties from the crash reportedly fled the scene on foot and were not immediately located despite the search efforts of a police helicopter.
City building officials are on scene and expected to red-tag the dentist office as a result of structure damage sustained in the crash.