Monday, October 19, 2015

Mitsubishi Montero crashes into building

SUV crashes into south Tulsa frozen custard shop; no injuries

SUV crashes into Freckles Frozen Custard
A red Mitsubishi Montero is seen after its driver crashed into Freckles Frozen Custard, 8011 S. Sheridan Road, in south Tulsa on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. No injuries were reported. PAIGHTEN HARKINS/Tulsa World

No one was injured when a woman driving an SUV crashed the vehicle into a frozen custard shop in south Tulsa on Saturday afternoon.
About 2 p.m., a red Mitsubishi Montero crashed into Freckles Frozen Custard, 8011 S. Sheridan Road. The vehicle hit the side of the building facing East 81st Street.

No injuries were reported. The woman driving the SUV wasn't cited.
The woman told the store manager, who wasn't there at the time, that she either mistook the gas pedal for the brake or that the brakes on her vehicle weren't working.
The store will be closed for at least the next two days following the crash. Weekends are its busiest times, the manager said.
A wrecker removed the vehicle. Firefighters ensured the building was structurally sound before they left the scene.

Woman Drives Into Tulsa Frozen Custard Shop

TULSA, Oklahoma -
A woman drove her SUV into a south Tulsa business Saturday afternoon. The Freckles Frozen Custard at 81st and Sheridan was badly damaged but no one was hurt, authorities say.
Emergency responders said the woman apparently mistook the gas for the brake, going up three steps and ramming through the front glass and bricks of the store.

The general manager says the majority of the damage was to the restroom wall.

In the crash, the electric supply to the surveillance cameras was disabled. The store manager says seconds before the impact, one of her employees had just come out of the restroom.

Neither the driver nor any employees or customers were hurt.

"Shock," GM Angela Smith said. "I was just like, this is gonna kill my business -- the whole front of my store is wiped out. First thing I said is 'Are all of my employees all right?' Because I had three employees in the store at the time."

None of the employees were injured and neither was the person who caused the crash.

Smith expects the store will be closed for at least three days for repairs. During those days, employees will lose wages and orders they have to fill likely will be delayed.