MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - No injuries were reported after a driver crashed into a store in Margate.
Margate Fire Rescue Units responded to Majestic Kitchens and Baths, located near Atlantic Boulevard and State Road 7, at around 10:20 a.m., Thursday.
According to fire rescue officials, a woman drove into the store.
7News cameras captured a white sedan being towed from the scene.
Security cameras show the driver rolling slowly through the parking lot. Seconds later, she crashed right through the front of the family-owned business.
One person was inside the store, thankfully working in the back. Neither she or the driver were hurt.
“I was sitting in the back of my showroom, in the design center, and then out of nowhere, a car came barging in,” said Maria Lema. “I had a car completely parked in my showroom. It sounded like a bomb went off. It happened so quickly that I didn’t even know what to do. The first thing I did was to make sure the lady was OK. She was perfectly fine. She’s healthy. She’s taken home now, but luckily, everyone’s fine. It’s just material things.”
Another man was also there and checked on the driver, just moments after it all happened.
“I was pulling into the parking lot, and then all of a sudden, it just took off,” said the driver to the man.
The driver told 7News she’s not sure what happened.
“Out of control and went right through the window. I couldn’t stop it,” said the driver.
Fortunately, the families and the remodeling business are making the clean up process a bit easier.
“So luckily, you know, we have the drywall crews, the construction crews, the electricians, everyone that we’re gonna need to get our showroom back in action,” said Lema.
Thankfully, the cutest employee was out of office.
“We have a little dog that’s always in the front. Luckily, he was out of the showroom too. The first thing all the neighbors ask, ‘Is the puppy OK?'” said Lema. “Luckily, everyone’s fine. It’s just materiel things, and that’s it.”
The building’s inspector is expected to examine the structure.
The business lost a day of work so they could fix their mess. They will reopen Friday.
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