September 16, 2013 - 6:19 PM
KELOWNA - Remains of the front entrance to Clancy's Meat Co. in the Mission were being scooped up by cleaning crews this evening. The shop's front doors were reduced to shards of glass after a woman drove her car well past the parking stall and into the store.
Lyndsay Mokonen was working inside the shop when she felt the impact of the crash just after 3 p.m.
"It was very scary, it was very loud - glass went everywhere," she says.
"I just ran."
Luckily no customers were inside at the time and Mokonen and her supervisor were unharmed.
Mokonen says the woman was quickly taken in by staff at the neighbourhing CIBC Bank and then taken to hospital.
"I couldn't even leave through the front because both doors were filled with the car, so I had to walk all the way around and by the time I got out here she was gone," Mokonen says. From what she heard, the woman was in complete shock.
"Apparently something came up on her dashboard that something was wrong and her breaks didn't work," Mokonen says.
Members from Stutters Disaster Kleenup were still on scene at 5:30 this evening, dismantling the door frame. The shop is waiting for an insurance assessment tomorrow and will have a better idea of the damages, which extend to the shelving, products and decor inside the store.
It's not the first time a customer has parked too close to comfort.
"Some guy drove in right over here, he cracked the stucco wall," Mokonen says. "I'm pretty sure they're putting up poles though."
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