Car crashes into ESPN studio during former Panthers general manager’s show

An automobile collision sent a car into the studio of ESPN 730 near the conclusion of Marty Hurney’s radio show Monday afternoon.

Two vehicles collided just before 3 p.m. on Monday in front of the Charlotte studio on the corner of Morehead and Church streets as the three-hour show featuring the Carolina Panthers’ former general manager was wrapping up.

Hurney and former Charlotte Observer columnist Tom Sorensen had been discussing the Panthers’ loss in Super Bowl 50 when one car crashed into the building, bending frames of the picture window looking onto Morehead Street and sending shards of glass into the studio. Sorensen, Hurney and other ESPN personnel weren’t injured.

“We were actually hearing the music in our ears (to end the show) when we heard the crash,” Hurney said. “I heard the crash, and then we got out.”

“I was sitting right there,” Hurney said, pointing to a seat with shards of glass in it.

At least one person was taken away in an ambulance, but police haven’t released an update on the injured person’s condition.

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