AURORA, Colo. (KDVR) — Five people were injured in a crash that caused excessive damage to a pawn shop overnight.
Around 1:45 a.m., Aurora police officers responded to a crash that injured five people. A suspected intoxicated driver t-boned another vehicle, police said.
The crash sent both vehicles into the building on the southeast corner of Colfax Avenue and Dayton Street. The Jumping Jack Cash pawn shop was severely damaged when the cars crashed into it.
Speed and alcohol are both believed to be contributing factors, police said. The at-fault driver was arrested for DUI and vehicular assault.
At least one of the five victims was seriously injured.
Katherine Abrams lives nearby, and said she assumed the shop had been broken into when she saw the extensive damage.
“What I really thought was ‘I hope they didn’t break into that man’s spot like that,'” she said. “They’re good people. I’ve been dealing with them for some years.”
Abrams said she’s hoping they can board up the building quickly to prevent potential theft overnight.
“The brick’s gotta be redone, the building’s gotta be redone, and insurance, people’s property was torn up,” she said.
A sign on the door read “Closed Temporarily. All loans are secure! We will not charge any additional interest due to us being closed by the City of Aurora! We hope to be back open on Monday 10/11.”