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.
According 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.