Truck Crashes into Beauty Salon

1 decade 6 months 1 week ago July 10, 2006 Jul 10, 2006 Monday, July 10 2006 Monday, July 10, 2006 10:15:30 PM CDT in News

"It's a good location, yeah, as you can see it gets a lot of traffic," said Debra, "and a car ran into it, so it has its ups and downs."

Her husband, Al, added, "They said a semi went through our building, and I was like, 'Oh yeah?' I didn't know if they said someone had run through the salon. I didn't know if they meant that someone had broken through the salon or what."

Luckily, the couple said, their salon was not open.

"We're blessed because no one was in here working. The shop was closed. Normally, me and my family come clean the shop on Monday."

If the crash happened 2 hours later, the Harris family could have been hurt. And, on a business day, their customers could have been also.

"My client would have been facing it too, the chair, and then I would have been behind her. If we had been there, we probably would not be here right now."

There's a gaping hole in the front of the Harris' salon and the power is out, but they agreed those are the least of their problems.

"I hope everybody will be all right in the accident. That's my main concern. I'm not worried about the rest of it. We'll figure out how to get in here sooner or later."

Columbia firefighters said the truck driver may have had a medical problem that caused him to veer off the road. One of the crash victims was listed in critical condition.

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