Store owner cleans up after crash
DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla. (WSVN) -- A business owner had a big mess to clean up after a driver slammed into her souvenir shop, early Wednesday morning.
The owner of the Beachcomber, located at 2080 NE 2nd St., said it could have been much worse. "We're lucky that nobody was injured," said Joan Hudson. "It happened at a time when the store was closed, and that's the main thing. We're very fortunate for that coz it would've been a casualty."
The Broward Sheriff's Office said the car was traveling southbound on Ocean Drive when it ran over bushes and eventually crashed into the front door of the business.
Broken glass, debris, and even oil was left behind at the scene. The cleanup required forced the owner to give some people the day off until things are back in order. "My main concern is the welfare of my employees," said Hudson. "Everything else is monetary and can be fixed."
The curved road has caused concerns for other drivers in the area as well. "When you're coming from the north side coming south," said a local resident, "you can't really see what's going on around the turn, so I think what they should do is maybe put up a couple of reflectors, a couple of arrows to slow cars down, stuff like that."
And although nobody was hurt, the business owner believes this accident should be a reminder for everyone to pay more attention to the road.
The windows of the business have been boarded up, and they said they are trying to make the best of the situation.
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