According to police, a 78-year-old Nelson County woman was parking in front of the business around 3 p.m. when she accidentally accelerated and smashed into the building, hitting one employee inside before coming to a rest near the rear wall of the salon.
Police estimate at least $80,000 worth of damage to the nail salon and $5,000 of damage to the 2013 GMC SUV involved in the crash.
“I thought a bomb had went off. I went running outside, came on the side of the building, I didn’t see nothing,” said Patty Duncan, Manager with McAlisters Deli. “Then I ran around the front and I said oh my god, somebody just ran into the shop next door. So I ran over there to make sure that everybody was okay.”
Police investigation into the crash continues.