Manager relives the moment a motorist accidentally drove straight into her shop window
THE manager of a March shop has spoken of the moment she saw a car hit the front of her store, leaving a customer with minor injuries.
Two cars collided in Broad Street at about 3.10pm yesterday - and one of the cars hit the front of the M&Co store. A window at the front of the store was smashed.
The store is open as usual today with its front window now boarded up but shop manager Claire Harrison said the damage could have been a lot worse.
She said: “One of our customers was hurt but nothing too serious. Thankfully we have metal barriers between the window and the shop which stopped the car from coming further into the store.
“I was stood at the back of the store when it all happened with a clear view. The vehicle was parked a few feet away but suddenly headed towards the shop.
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“It hit another car, which luckily slowed it down. The damage could have been a lot worse.”
Another witness, shopping in Broad Street today, saw the incident from the opposite side of the road.
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She said: “I just heard this loud noise and looked over and saw that a car had hit the front of M&Co.
“It all happened so sudden – my immediate reaction was did any pedestrians get hurt.”
The drivers of both cars were shaken but uninjured. Police were quickly on the scene where they spoke to drivers and witnesses. No arrests were made.
A police spokesman said: “We were called just before 3.10pm to reports of a car colliding with a shop in Broad Street, March.
“Fire and ambulance also attended.” One woman, a shop customer, is thought to have been slightly injured.
“There were no road closures and recovery were called out to remove the vehicle,” said the police spokesman.