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Homeless RV takes out Donut house – 4 injured

A motor vehicle crashed into the wall of Winchell’s Donut House in Lakewood Monday morning.

The crash occurred just before 7 a.m. at the Winchell’s, located at 6801 W Colfax Ave. in Lakewood. Video from AirTracker7 shows the car slammed into the side of the donut shop.

West Metro Fire Rescue initially stated that no one in the donut shop was injured, however, Ty Countryman, the Lakewood Police Department public information officer, later confirmed there were several people in the Winchell’s that were injured and one of them was one man who was seated at a table directly hit by the vehicle and thrown across the room. WMFR confirmed that his injuries are not life-threatening. The Winchell’s owners confirmed one of their employees had been taken to the hospital. It’s not clear how many patrons were injured.

WMFR confirmed that two of the four individuals who were in the motor home suffered injuries and taken to the hospital. The driver suffered serious injuries. Firefighters also rescued a dog, which was not injured and was not injured, from the motor home. 

The cause of the crash was not immediately known. Countryman said that it appeared the motor home was northbound on Pierce Street and tried to make a left on westbound Colfax Avenue. Countryman said the left turn didn’t go through because it wasn’t completed in any way during the process. Countryman said surveillance video does not show reckless driving at this time.

The technical rescue team from WMFR is on the scene to repair the structural damage to the building. Crews are repairing the damaged area in order to ensure that it is safe to remove the motorhome.

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