Car crashes into National Hispanic Cultural Center
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — A car crashed into the front entrance of the National Hispanic Cultural Center in Albuquerque on Friday.
Police say the two people in the vehicle are hurt – the driver is in critical condition. No one else was injured, including many children that were inside one of the buildings for a learning program.
According to APD, the crash may have been intentional. They’re not sure about a motive, but the passenger told officers she was arguing with the man driving – pleading with him to slow down.
The crash also started a fire, which a staff member put out, according to a NHCC spokesperson. The entire center was evacuated.
“We’re really fortunate that no one else was injured,” said Gilbert Gallegos, APD spokesman. “It seemed to be, whether it’s intentional or not, a really dangerous act that this person did.”
Authorities are still working to tow the car out of the NHCC.
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APD is investigating this dangerous crash. A vehicle drove at a high rate of speed into the front entrance of the @NHCCNM today. The driver was critically injured. Fortunately nobody was injured inside the building. pic.twitter.com/Btf45VGjgv— Albuquerque Police Department (@ABQPOLICE) July 29, 2023