LITTLETON, Colo. — The driver of a vehicle was injured, but no one else was hurt, after a car hit a building in Littleton, according to a tweet from the city of Littleton.
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) said they responded to the crash at 5738 S. Rapp St., around 1:30 p.m. That is near South Santa Fe Drive and West Bowles Avenue.
The driver of the vehicle might have suffered a medical emergency, which caused the vehicle to slam into the building which is home to CoCo Home and a floral shop, according to the city. The driver was taken to the hospital for treatment, according to SMFR.
There were five people inside the store including customers and employees, but none of them were hurt, according to SMFR.
"My CoCo Home people were inside," said Karl Pappert, who has owned the building for the last 25 years and rents it to two businesses. "She happened to look up, it must have been God looking out for her, and the other tenant to who was ready to just cross the street, in front of this car, she looked up saw the car coming, knew they weren't going to stop."
Pappert noted that the building is part of the historic district and once housed the post office and general store.
"It's one of the oldest in Littleton today, it was built in 1872," Pappert said. "It went deep into the building, so it's quite a mess. We're all about preservation, so this is going to set us back a little bit."
The SMFR heavy rescue unit was at the scene working to stabilize the building, which was heavily damaged.
There were reports about a possible fire in the building, but that was due to the fact there the tires on the vehicle were still spinning when it was inside which created a lot of smoke.
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