A half-dozen people were injured Monday when a car crashed into a building housing a tutoring business in Fountain Valley.
The crash occurred about 12:25 p.m. in a building at 9985 Ellis Ave. that houses multiple businesses, including the Tutoring Club and a next-door smoke shop, Fountain Valley police Sgt. Kurt Ulrich said.
The car crashed through the plate glass windows and kept going into the rear wall, trapping two men aged 20 and 32 under the 2011 Buick sedan, Ulrich said.
Those two victims were the most seriously injured. The younger of the two suffered serious injuries and the other man's injuries were considered life- threatening, Ulrich said.
The driver, Peter Hauk, 76, of Huntington Beach, suffered minor injuries, according to Ulrich. The motorist had not been cited as of day's end, but the investigation into the cause of the crash was ongoing, the sergeant said.
Two 15-year-old boys and a 67-year-old woman also suffered minor injuries.
It took three or four minutes to free the two trapped victims, who were taken to Western Medical Center in Santa Ana and UC Irvine Medical Center in Orange, said Fountain Valley Operations Chief Tony Coppolino.
The victims who suffered minor injuries were taken to Fountain Valley Regional Hospital, he said.
—City News Service.