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UPDATE: Car crashes into Valencia Supercuts; employee injured

Posted: August 26, 2013 11:27 a.m.
Updated: August 26, 2013 6:10 p.m.

A car crashed through the front windows today of a Supercuts in Valencia, injuring one person. Photo courtesy of Video Specialties

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One employee was injured Monday morning when a car slammed through the front window of a Supercuts salon in Valencia, shattering glass and scattering workers and customers.

The crash occurred around 9:15 a.m. at the Pavilions shopping center at the corner of McBean and Magic Mountain parkways, a little more than an hour after the salon opened. The Supercuts is just a few doors down from the supermarket.

A wide sidewalk and parking spaces are in front of the store.

Deputy Josh Dubin with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said it appears the crash was caused after the driver’s shoe, described as a sandal or a flip-flop, became lodged in such a way that it held the accelerator down.

“Right now it’s being investigated as just a bad accident,” Dubin said Monday of the crash.

The driver of the car, a woman estimated to be in her 60s, was not injured, a Los Angeles County firefighter said. Dubin said alcohol and drugs are not believed to be a factor in the crash.

Firefighters said an employee of the salon was injured and taken to the hospital. A worker at the salon Monday afternoon said the victim was going to be OK.

A few others were injured by flying glass, the worker said.

The salon was expected to reopen Tuesday, and a local glass company was replacing the front window and glass doors by Monday afternoon.

Firefighters inspected the structure but found no damage to the building, a firefighter said.

One observer estimated the car traveled 30 feet into the building, causing extensive damage to the interior of the salon.

The crash remains under investigation, Dubin said. The driver of the car was not cited or arrested Monday.





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