Pickup Truck Smashes into Lobby of Repair Shop

Pickup Truck Smashes into Lobby of Repair Shop

An out-of-control Ford Ranger crashed into the lobby of Minnick's Auto Repair and Towing in Winchester, VA, on Wednesday. No one was injured, but damage to the shop was significant. A sign on the window of the shop's service bay instructed customers to "give a shout into the open wall" for service.

An out-of-control Ford Ranger crashed into the lobby of Minnick’s Auto Repair and Towing in Winchester, VA, on Wednesday. No one was injured, but damage to the shop was significant. A sign on the window of the shop’s service bay instructed customers to “give a shout into the open wall” for service.

Below is the article as it appeared on the Northern Virginia Daily website.

Car crashes into auto repair shop

February 10, 2011

A pickup crashed into the wall at Minnick's Auto Repair and Towing on Cecil Street in Winchester on Wednesday morning. No one was injured in the crash. (Dennis Grundman/Daily)WINCHESTER — A city man was charged with reckless driving Wednesday after crashing a red Ford Ranger into the lobby of a local auto repair shop, city police said.

No one was injured when Brandon E. Henry, 19, of Shawnee Drive, lost control of the truck at about noon and plowed into Minnick’s Auto Repair and Towing, at 32 W. Cecil St., said Winchester police Sgt. Frank Myrtle.

Myrtle said Henry was traveling south on Braddock Street and turned left on Cecil Street before he struck the business at its office entrance.

A damage estimate was unavailable, but the impact to the busy shop was significant.

To read this article on the Northern Virginia Daily website, visit http://www.nvdaily.com/news/2011/02/car-crashes-into-auto-repair-shop.php.

You May Also Like

FCS Introduces 42 New Numbers in May

Complete strut assemblies, shock absorbers, shock absorber assembly kits and suspension struts for popular VIO applications are included.

FCS Automotive announced the release of 42 new numbers in May, including:

8 Complete Strut Assemblies (936,389 vehicles in operation)

6 Shock Absorber Assembly Kits (2,696,801vehicles in operation)

16 Shock Absorbers (6,245,071 vehicles in operation)

12 Suspension Struts (2,135,974 vehicles in operation)

Philips Ultinon Drive 5000 LED Lightbar Line Expands

Lumileds has expanded the Philips Ultinon Drive 5000 series to include eight models.

DMA Adds New BrakeMaster Coverage

New coverage for Ford and Chevy includes popular pickup trucks and SUVs.

Akebono Expands Severe Duty Disc Brake Pad Kits

Akebono said it expanded its severe-duty ultra-premium disc brake pad line by 14 new part numbers.

GSP Releases New CV Axle Part Numbers

GSP said 14 new CV axle part numbers are in stock and ready to ship.

Other Posts

BCA Bearings Unveils 2024 Endless Summer Promotion

The Endless Summer promotion runs from May 1 through June 30, 2024.

PRT Launches 30 New Complete Strut Assemblies

The new items represent more than 10 million vehicles in new coverage, PRT said.

RNR Tire Express Hosts Mother’s Day Giveaway

The eighth-annual event promises $100,000 in prizes, as well as a brand new 2024 Buick Encore for one select nominee.

Brand Refresh for Tires Plus, Hibdon Tires Plus Begins

Logo updates include a single-color tire mark; a logo palette comprised of Tires Plus yellow, black and red; and refined typefaces.