‘Loudest crash ever’
Woman slams vehicle into Charlottetown store
Stephen Hegarty’s workday came to a crashing halt Monday afternoon in Charlottetown.
The manager of Denis Office Supplies and Furniture on Kent Street was getting ready to close for the day when a vehicle slammed through the store’s sidewalk entrance.
He was standing behind the counter, a safe distance from the door, but the noise was alarming as glass rained down and twisted metal clanged to the pavement.
“It was the loudest crash I’ve ever heard,’’ he says.
“I was quite surprised.’’ Hegarty was alone in the store when a 33-year-old Charlottetown woman ploughed into a city store shortly before 5:30 p.m. No one was injured.
Police say the woman was on her way to pick up her son at a nearby day care when she clipped a parked vehicle and drove through the glass door.
A small portion of the vehicle’s front end poked through a second door that leads directly into the store.
There were no passengers in the vehicle, a Hyundi SUV, and nobody near the door.
Const. Ron Kennedy of the Charlottetown Police Services, says city police may deal with one or two instances a year of a vehicle crashing into a building.
“To actually go inside, that’s very rare,’’ he adds.
“I guess the good thing is nobody was injured and we can get the building and the vehicle fixed.’’
Kennedy says the investigation will look at possible vehicle malfunction as well as potential driver error.
“To actually go inside, that’s very rare. I guess the good thing is nobody was injured and we can get the building and the vehicle fixed.’’ Const. Ron Kennedy
A 33-year-old Charlottetown woman crashed her vehicle through the door of a city store on Kent Street after clipping a parked car Monday afternoon. Police say there were no injuries.