HALLANDALE BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - Four people sustained minor injuries after, witnesses said, a car drove into a nail salon in Hallandale Beach, Monday afternoon.
The motorist barreled into TK Nails & Spa, located at 2500 E. Hallandale Beach Blvd., at around 1:30 p.m.
Witnesses said the elderly driver drove her silver sedan straight into the salon without stopping. “We just heard a big boom. It sounded really like an earthquake,” said Inés Rodriguez, who works nearby.
The salon’s door frame was twisted and pulled from the wall as the car crashed through the window.
Jessica Hernandez, who works near the salon said, “I heard the big boom. Glass shattered.”
“Everyone that was sitting on the desk was pushed all the way towards the wall. One of the ladies, I think she injured her legs,” said Rodriguez. “We called immediately 911. They came quickly, got everybody out.”
Three workers and a customer getting her nails done were treated for minor injuries. The customer was transported to the hospital with leg injuries and has since been released.
There were also children inside the salon at the time of the incident.
“I was shocked when I got here, totally shocked, ’cause I know if I was in there half an hour ago, I would have gotten into this mess,” said customer Michelle Feldman, who arrived later for an appointment.
People who work in the same plaza said this is not the first time that an incident like this has happened.
“This is actually the fifth time that it’s happened here,” said a woman who works next door to the salon. “It’s scary … It’s not fair for other people that are just getting their nails done, not know what’s gonna happen.”
7Skyforce HD captured the car being removed from the business, Monday afternoon.
The owner of the building, Pat Segall, said he plans to work on finding a solution to stop people from driving into the stores.
“Unfortunately, it’s not the first time. It’s unfortunate, but we’re in an area where we have older people,” said Segall. “I don’t know how they fly over everything to get into the window, but obviously they can. I’m just glad no one was hurt.”
The business owner added he has considered installing some sort of barrier in front of the store. “Sure, we could put up barriers, but I don’t know if the rest of the stores would like that,” he said.
What caused the driver to crash is under investigation, and it remains unclear if she will be cited for any damages.
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