Car smashes into Clovis furniture store, causing $50,000 worth of damage

Police say the driver of the car was trying to park outside the business and accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

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Saturday, July 23, 2022
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Customers and employees at W Furniture in Clovis had a narrow escape on Friday when a car smashed through the glass and came crashing into the store.

CLOVIS, Calif. (KFSN) -- A furniture store in Clovis was left picking up the pieces after a car smashed into the business on Friday afternoon.

That accident happened at W Furniture, Incorporated, on Shaw and Sunnyside.

Police say around noon, a man driving a silver BMW mistakenly crashed through the glass windows of the store.

"It appears the driver was trying to park outside the business and inadvertently hit the gas pedal instead of the brake, went across the sidewalk and into glass windows of the business," said Lt. Jim Koch.

Officers said the driver is cooperating with them.

The store was open at the time of the accident and filled with customers and employees.

Kaden Ferretti is the sales manager. She said she's thankful her work on the other side of the store took up more time than usual Friday.

"I do a lot of work in that part of the store but was doing computer work and hadn't gotten to that part of the store, so timing was everything," she said.

As employees worked to clean up glass and damaged furniture, they were also tallying up just how much inventory they lost.

The manager said so far they've calculated $40,000 to $60,000 in damage. That's not including the cost to replace the four windows destroyed.

"Nobody was injured, that's the bottom line, the good news. Everything can be replaced," said Ferretti.

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