Car crashes into National Hispanic Cultural Center

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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.

This is a developing story. Stay with KOB 4 Eyewitness News and for updates.