Violent car crash damages Wake County business

(ABC11 Reporter Anthony Wilson)
October 28, 2013 3:47:42 AM PDT
A Wake County business owner is picking up the pieces after a car crashed so violently into his store front that the car's engine was ejected.

It happened around 1 a.m. Monday along Fayetteville Road/401 South in Raleigh near Wake Tech Community College and Eagle Ridge Golf Club.

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The driver of the car, 23-year-old Cleo Davis, was not seriously injured after she smashed into Go Slow Tow & 401 Video.

However, the business owned by Ralph Jones was badly damaged by the accident.

"Hit this ladder right here, and that trailer," Jones said. "The car was laying here on its side, right under the sign that says Go Slow. The engine was over here, must have jumped over that sign right there."

Jones said it was not the first time someone has crashed in front of his store.

"I would say dozens, a dozen or more," he said.

Jones also said despite the extensive damage, he plans to open for business at his usual time Monday.

Meanwhile, Davis faces careless and reckless driving and DWI charges.

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