Police say a car collided with a business at Bordeaux Shopping Center in Fayetteville on March 11, shattering a window, scattering bricks, and sending the driver and one other person to the hospital with personal injuries.
At approximately 10 a.m., a red passenger car slammed into the Cape Fear Treatment Center at Owen Drive and Boone Trail. The business is part of a four-unit strip mall at the side of the shopping center.
According to eyewitness Gerald Sox, the driver, 70-year-old Fayetteville resident Casey Barnes, turned left from Boone Trail into the shopping center. The vehicle sped down the short entrance road, went past a stop sign, went over the curb, and collided with the building. Sox said Barnes was “slumped over the wheel.”
According to Fayetteville police Lt. Chris Davis, a nurse inside the building, 26-year-old Raeford resident Sharonda Martin, was also injured in the crash. He said pieces of the building fell on her.
As of the day of the crash, it was unclear what happened to Barnes prior to the collision.
Sox said several people helped Martin to her feet after the crash and Barnes regained consciousness. Davis said both received transport to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where they were listed in stable condition.
According to a hospital spokesman, Martin was released later that day after undergoing treatment. Barnes was admitted in stable condition.
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