Out of control car crashes through Cordova strip mall - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Kontji Anthony

Out of control car crashes through Cordova strip mall

CORDOVA, TN (WMC-TV) - Just before lunch Wednesday, the walls came crashing down at the Club Center strip mall in Cordova.
Tuyet Nguyen, owner of D.K. Tailors, said an elderly woman pressed on the gas instead of the breaks and her car tore through T-Mobile and Nguyen's alteration store.

"It's just unbelievable," Nguyen said.

T-Mobile customer James Williams could not believe his eyes either.

"It's because it's not just one store, it's two stores," Williams said.

Nguyen said a customer had just walked out the front door of her shop when she heard a jarring sound.

"I just saw the walls and all my clothes start falling down, all my wall breaking apart," Nguyen said.

The car didn't stop in T-Mobile.  It drove straight in here through D.K. Tailors.  You could see the tread marks on the ground, and where the car stopped, hitting the other wall across the other side of the store.

The crash took out the entire front of the T-Mobile store.
"I was coming to discuss my service with them," Williams said.

Nguyen said her shop is usually packed and several customers were inside T-Mobile. Everyone, including the driver, made it out without a scratch.
The stores may have to shut down for a week for repairs.

CC's Pizza, next door to the alteration store, also had minor damage, but did not have to shut down.

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