Things got a bit twisted at Twisted Pipe Smoke Shop Friday afternoon when a Mountain Area driver mistook his brake for the gas pedal and slammed into the front of the Oakhurst store on Highway 41.
Twisted Pipe, near Judy’s Donuts at the Golden Oak Loop intersection, will be closed for an estimated two to three days as crews repair its door and part of the wall.
Drew Dombroski, in a white 1991 Toyota Camry around 1:50 p.m., accidentally collided with the shop’s front door and wall at an approximate 10 to 15 mph, CHP officers said.
Brett Callahan, a customer inside the shop standing about eight feet from where the vehicle collided, said his initial reaction was to quickly get out of the way.
“I was getting a new battery and I see those card racks hit the ground and the door cage hit the ground too,” Callahan said. “I had to jump out of the way to avoid all that.”
No one inside the store was injured, and no alcohol or drugs were suspected as part of the crash.