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Car Crashes Into Front Of Oakhurst Business

OAKHURST — An Oakhurst business was forced to shut down for what will likely be a few days after a car crashed into the front door, knocking merchandise to the floor and causing structural damage to the building.

At 1:45 p.m. CHP and Madera County Fire Station 12 personnel were called out to the Twisted Pipe Smoke Shop, located on Highway 41 next to Judy’s Donuts.

Inside of Twisted Pipe - photo by Gina ClugstonAccording to employee Kenny Sharma, there were three people inside the shop, and a couple more outside when the driver of a Toyota Camry, a regular customer at the shop, hit the gas instead of the brake and crashed into the front of the building, shattering the glass door and pushing the wall a foot or so into the shop.

Sharma was busy cleaning up merchandise and a card rack that was knocked over, scattering greeting cards across the floor. Fortunately, no one was injured in what was described as a 10 mph crash.

The shop will likely be closed for a couple days as repairs are made.

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