The owner of a red pickup truck passed her state inspection, but not before her vehicle smashed right into the waiting area of North Elkin Tire and Automotive on Bridge Street in Elkin on Monday morning.
“It was about 8 a.m., and a little old lady came smashing in through the doors,” said store associate Quinn Slawter. “She pulled in here and just didn’t hardly get stopped.”
Besides dealing with a customer who was distraught and nervous about the situation, another customer was taken to the hospital as a precaution in the mayhem.
“There was another lady who was sitting over in the corner and was sent to the hospital to get checked out when a desk slid over from the smash and hit her,” said Slawter. “They said she was fine.”
The Elkin Police Department responded to the scene.
Neither police nor the store would release the name of the driver.
Slawter said the tire shop will conduct temporary modifications to take the weight off the door and to secure the side of the building.
“This was an accident. This happened in the Mount Airy store about six months ago too,” said Slawter.
The customer passed her inspection.
“She needed a few new bulbs, though,” Slawter said.
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