Students at Greenwood Village’s Drive Safe Colorado convene with a teacher in the background last week in the aftermath of a car crash into the school’s building. Photo by Peter Jones
Students at Greenwood Village’s Drive Safe Colorado received a crash course—quite literally—in perils behind the wheel on Jan. 3 when a BMW drove into the building, landing in the front office of Saccomano Academics, a tutoring service next door at the storefront plaza.
No one was injured. The Villager’s offices are located in the second level of the same building.
According to reports, the 71-year-old woman driver and her mother were parking in front of Saccomano when the car drove over the parking barrier and sidewalk and into the glass window and doorway.
“When she was getting out of her car, she stated that her foot hit the accelerator. … The vehicle jumped the curb and collided with a building,” said Crystal Dean, public-information officer for Greenwood Village police, reading from the police report.
Although people were in the business space at the time, no one was hit by the car and additional support was called off, according to Kim Spuhler, PIO for South Metro Fire Rescue.
Dean said the driver was issued a citation for careless driving. J&B Building Co., the property manager at 8933 E. Union Ave., expected the driver’s insurance would pay for the damage.
The Drive Safe Colorado office was in shambles after the BMW was removed. Photo by Becky Osterwald
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