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Car drives through Albany salon

Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 12:21 PM EDT
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ALBANY, Ga. (WALB) - A car went through an Albany business on Wednesday.

It happened at Ethnic Shynes Beauty and Barber Salon in the 300 block of West Broad Avenue around 10:27 a.m.

Police said the driver of a black Honda Sonata, identified as Tykeria Brown, 21, was traveling westbound on West Broad Avenue and failed to stop at the red light.

A car went through an Albany business Wednesday.
A car went through an Albany business Wednesday.(WALB)

The driver of the second vehicle was traveling south on Jackson Street and had the green light, according to police. When the vehicles collided, the Sonata veered off and crashed into the hair salon.

No major injuries were reported but police said a few people inside the salon were struck with debris.

Brown was cited for a red light violation and driving without a license.

Erika Jones, the owner of the shop, says she was in disbelief when it happened.

Car drives through Albany salon
Car drives through Albany salon(WALB News)

”The first reaction, like with anything is to gather yourself. Like oh my goodness, what’s going on. As soon as we saw what was going on I grabbed my client. He lifted up and I put him down. So the car wouldn’t go any further. Surprisingly, we didn’t get ran over,” Jones told WALB news team.

She says she plans to continue to doing hair next door out of her barbershop.

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