GREELEY, Colo. — A driver suffered life-threatening injuries after crashing his vehicle into a building that houses Colorado’s oldest commercial radio station late Sunday night, the Greeley Police Department said.
Investigators said the driver of the Chevrolet Impala was speeding while traveling at a high rate of speed northbound on 11th Avenue when he lost control and crashed into the building that houses radio station KFKA 1310 AM about 11:20 p.m.
The vehicle caught fire, but witnesses were able to pull the driver to safety until fire crews arrived. The driver was then taken to a hospital with life-threatening injuries.
“I didn’t know if there were kids or family,” said Josh Cadena, one of the rescuers. “You have to try to help out as much as you can to save a life.”
The brick building was stabilized by fire crews. No one was inside the building and there were no other injuries. The corner office of the building at 820 11th Avenue was severely damaged.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
KFKA is the fifth-oldest radio station in the U.S. and the second-oldest west of the Mississippi River. It began broadcasting in May 1921, according to its website.