DENVER (CBS4) – Four people were injured after an SUV crashed into a building in Denver Saturday morning.

According to authorities, a Chevy Tahoe was traveling northbound on Colorado Boulevard and crossed into the southbound lanes south of the intersection at East Amherst Avenue and crashed into an Accent Optics store located in the 2700 block of Colorado Boulevard.

The scene of the crash (credit: CBS)

The scene of the crash (credit: CBS)

“It sounded like an explosion,” a witness said.

The injured included the driver, a 24-year-old man, and three customers and employees at the store. All were seriously injured and one, a 60-year-old woman who owns the business, is reported to be in critical condition.

“He just basically came into this building at a pretty high rate of speed is what it looks like to us,” Sonny Jackson with Denver police said.

Fire personnel had to free the driver who was trapped inside the Tahoe. Eyewitness saw some of the injured victims.

“There was another woman who staggered outside shortly after the accident happened … and she was extremely disoriented,” a witness told CBS4.

The scene of the crash (credit: CBS)

The scene of the crash (credit: CBS)

No names have been released.

Police believe drugs may have been a factor in the crash.

“What that impairment is we don’t know, but we have discounted at this point alcohol,” Jackson said.


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