Witnesses say seizure to blame for car crashing into Red Bank business

Vintage and More picks up the pieces of its damaged storefront after a car crashed into it Thursday afternoon. (Image: WTVC)

Around 3:30 Thursday afternoon, Deborah Baldridge was standing at the front desk of her store, Vintage and More, as she usually does.

Deborah's sister and son were in the back moving a piece of merchandise.

All of a sudden, Deborah heard "this crash, bang, and there was the car and everything went flying."

Deborah ran outside screaming "because (she) was afraid (her) sister would be staying in the back."

She didn't know if the building would collapse or not "because (the car) took a big chunk out of the building."

When she made it outside, Deborah saw the driver of the car on the ground, "somebody had pulled him out and he was seizing really badly. He was seizing for about five minutes," Deborah told NewsChannel 9.

Before the car came to a stop halfway into her store, Deborah said "he clipped a truck, he clipped a car, then he knocked down a light pole."

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While none of the people inside the building at the time of the accident were injured, the driver of the car was taken to the hospital.

"It didn't take them long, the ambulance got here and took him off," Deborah said.

Now, Deborah and her sister are trying to figure out what to do about the storefront they've only owned since August.

"We do not plan on closing down. We were just getting to the point where we were really getting busy," Deborah said.

They expect to be closed for another 2-4 weeks but say the owner of the building, who also owns a construction company, is "pretty sure they can fix it. She's just not sure how long it's going to take."

Deborah wants people to "keep in mind that we are going to be reopening. Come see us when we're open."

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