Car slams into local business
PEMBROKE PINES, Fla. (WSVN) -- A local food store is left cleaning up a big mess after a driver plowed into the front of the business Tuesday morning.
The driver said she accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake. "I pulled up to the store to get a soda, and I guess the car went in the building," said Maselyn Logan.
Her car ended up about 10 feet inside the store located at 9051 Pembroke Road where the owner of the business was behind a cash register nearby. "I don't know what happened," said Logan. "I pressed on the brake and the car kept going. I'm shaken up but not hurt."
Luckily, police said there were no customers shopping at the time of the crash that shattered several glass windows. Shek Ali, the store's owner, described the sound of the crash, "Boom! Because all the glass went everywhere."
"We heard a loud noise," said Tammy Curry who works nearby, "so I came out to look, and the car was inside the store. I'm just glad the young lady was not hurt."
Ali actually helped out Logan, who was trapped inside her car. "They helped me get out to the back door," she said.
The owner said the driver apologized to him, and he said it was all OK because no one was hurt. "I said it must be killing your business," Logan said. "He said, 'It's fine. It was an accident.'"
The owner has since boarded up the damaged windows and plans to reopen his business on Wednesday.
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