A slip of the foot ended with a car crashing through the window of the Salvation Army family store in Greerton Road today.
There were seven adults and six children in the charity store when a four-door sedan car crashed through the double window sending glass flying through the shop after the driver’s foot slipped and hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.
A car smashed through the window of the Salvation Army store in Greerton today, sending glass flying.
No one was injured in the incident but people in the store did get a fright.
Linda Wood was working in the store when the car came through the window at about 10am.
She heard the engine screaming followed by the crash.
“It happened so fast, the glass shot out, then the wall caved in. The glass went right across the shop.”
She says the two Indian women in the car seemed calm.
“They kept apologising profusely. We offered them a cup of tea.”
Family Store manager Graham Wood says the building’s construction is the reason why the damage is so severe.
It looks like concrete, but the weather cladding is a layer of plaster over polystyrene.
The owner has been contacted and the race is on to make the building weather tight before the heavy rain forecast for later today hits.
The damage to the Salvation Army store.
Tina Salisbury and Linda Wood clean up the Salvation Army store after a car smashed through the window today.