Car crashes into West Allis thrift shop near Oklahoma and Highway 100
Updated: 5:08 p.m. on October 4, 2019
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A vehicle crashed into the '3 in 1 Thrift' store in West Allis early Friday morning, October 4. The business had to open an hour late to give crews time to clean up broken glass from the front door and board up the area where the car crashed.
West Allis police say two cars collided on Highway 100 around 11:30 p.m., and one of the cars lost control and slammed into the front door of the store located near Highway 100 and Oklahoma.
The driver did not suffer serious injuries.
Money made by the store is given to three Lutheran school in the area. Someone who works with the store said fortunately the damage wasn't significant but that's not the important part.
"Obviously, our first reaction is we're just grateful everyone is safe. That all involved were safe. Thankful to law enforcement for their response to the incident and our fabulous facilities team at Milwaukee Lutheran high school who came in and got us cleaned up this morning so that we can be open for business to serve the community that we are serving," said Kyle Hanson, Lutheran High School Association of Greater Milwaukee.
West Allis police say alcohol does not appear to be a factor. They say while reports are not complete, speed and reckless driving may have contributed to the crash.
Posted: 5:52 p.m. on October 4, 2019
WEST ALLIS, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Authorities responded to a West Allis thrift shop early Friday morning after a car crashed into the building.
It happened shortly after midnight near Highway 100 and Oklahoma. The car crashed into the front of the store. Glass and merchandise could be seen spread out around the crash scene.