Moments after the crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. near Montezuma Road and Rockford Drive, rescue crews saw the arms and legs of both passengers sticking out of the vehicle.
A driver lost control of his car and collided with a building near San Diego State University, trapping himself and his passenger.
Fire fighters had to cut away the roof of the overturned car to free the men from the wreckage outside the Chabad House, a meeting place for Jewish students located at Montezuma Road and Rockford Drive.
The crash happened just after 12:30 a.m. Wednesday.
When firefighters arrived, they saw an arm and a leg of passengers sticking out of the vehicle.
The driver was arrested under suspicion of driving under the influence according to officials.