MANSFIELD (CBS) – One person was sent to the hospital after a Hyundai SUV drove into Elements Massage on School Street on Monday, crashing into the reception area.
Fortunately, only two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, police said.
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Officers responded to 330 School St. after receiving several 911 calls at 12:20 p.m. reporting that a car drove into a building.
“One of my managers was in the office and I had my front desk staff in the front,” Andrew Dudka, the owner of the business, said.
“We’re very fortunate. The car went all the way at a very high speed, I’m told by witnesses, all the way into the back of the front lobby and into another massage room. Luckily, all my clients were in their sessions, luckily not in that room but in other rooms,” Dudka said.
The receptionist’s desk was destroyed and the receptionist was thrown against the wall.
Other stores affected by the crash include Hilliard’s and Right Foot Shoes.
“We thought either an earthquake or a bomb went off. Honestly, we didn’t know what to think, we just ran outside. Honestly, for as bad as it was, it wasn’t bad, it was really good,” Brittany Kenyon, a Hilliard’s Chocolates employee, said.
The woman driving the SUV mistakenly hit the gas instead of the brakes. She was not injured.