CAR CRASHES INTO SHOPFRONT
Fortunately no one was hurt because premises were empty
A CAR mounted a pavement and crashed through a funeral director’s window.
The driver of a 4x4 lost control and smashed through the front of GL Skinner & Son, a funeral director’s in Market Place, Chalfont St Peter.
No one was hurt in the incident at 9.43am on Saturday, but the fire service was called to make the area safe.
Julian Rendall, who works in Expression Interiors next to GL Skinner & Son, said: “We were in the shop and heard a massive bang and a crash.
“We went to look at what had happened and a 4x4 had gone straight into the funeral directors.
“Luckily no one was in the shop at the time.
“My colleague Nathan went straight out to talk to the woman who was in the car, and she was very shocked.
“She had been coming up the hill and was turning right into the Vale when she lost control and went straight into the shop.”
Mr Rendall said there was some concern the crash could have caused structural damage to the building but the fire service confirmed it was safe.
He said: “It was very lucky that the car didn’t hit anyone.
“There was a guy nearby who was walking along the road checking his phone and the car was quite close to hitting him.
“The woman in the car wasn’t hurt either, she was really just in shock.”
Dean Skinner of GL Skinner & Son, said: “No one was here at the time but the crash caused quite a bit of damage.
“The front of the shop is all smashed and we will have to have it repaired.”
Thames Valley Police said no one has been arrested and no further enquiries are being made.
BOARDED UP: Temporary repairs to GL Skinner & Son