Two people were taken to the hospital with minor injuries after a driver suspected of traveling at a high rate of speed lost control of the vehicle and crashed into a one-story commercial building Sunday in Irwindale.  

First responders with the Los Angeles County Fire Department responded to the scene, near East Arrow Highway and Calmview Street, just after 5:30 p.m. 

Photos from the wreckage show a sizable hole in the exterior of the commercial structure, with the force of the collision causing the car’s engine to shoot inside of the building. A parked pickup truck was also swiped during the incident.  

“My brother called me and said, ‘Hey, someone crashed, and they trashed my truck. The motor was, like, inside the office and all that,’” said Jonathan Martinez, the brother of one of the business owners operating out of the building.  

Irwindale police temporarily closed eastbound lanes of Arrow Highway, near Calmview Street, while crews worked to clear the area. All lanes have since reopened.  

Inspectors with building and safety red-tagged the structure, meaning it is not currently safe for anyone to enter.  

“We implore the public to please drive safely. It is a miracle both occupants escaped with minor injuries,” authorities with the Irwindale Police Department said.