The 44-year-old driver told police that before noon, he got out of his BMW in front of The Cleaners on Old Fannin Road, but forgot to put it in park. Police said the driver got back in the car and instead of pressing the brakes, he hit the gas and zoomed through the front window of the store, then plummeted through the back wall.
The man’s daughter was in the car, but she wasn’t hurt.
Vanessa Mayes, an employee at the business, said she had just walked to the other side of the store when the crash happened.
“Oh my God, I’ve never seen (anything) like this. It was very shocking. I just thank God I wasn’t in my area,” Mayes said. “It was very loud. It knocked down everything. The desks, the clothes — they were (hung) up. It went all the way to the back of the building and knocked down the laundry presser.”
Mayes said the driver is a regular customer and apologized for the wreck.
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