One person injured after driving instructor trainee crashes into Colorado driving school

One person was injured when an aspiring driving instructor at a Lakewood Learn to Drive school crashed a gray hatchback through the center’s front window and wall Tuesday, forcing people to dive out of the way, police said.

The driver was cited for a traffic violation after the crash, according to a Lakewood Police Department posting on X, the social media site formerly called Twitter.

The crash happened Tuesday morning at the Community Driving School, 2099 Wadsworth Blvd. The instructor drove the Hyundai Tucson almost entirely into the school, smashing through a wall and breaking a large plate glass window adjacent to a large Learn to Drive sign and advertisements for “Walk-in Drive Tests and Permit Tests Today!”

“Thankfully, there was only one minor injury,” police said. “Several people were able to dive out of harm’s way.”

The driver was not identified.

“We should be re-opened by tomorrow or at the latest Friday,” Community Driving School owner Steve Rohman said Wednesday morning. “He was a new employee. He was not yet certified as a driving instructor. It was his second day. He had not started any in-car instruction with students.”


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