The driver of a car that crashed through the storefront of a business on 23rd Street in Richmond narrowly missed being struck in the face by a large wooden beam that came through the windshield, fire officials said.
Just before 9 p.m., fire and police responded to multiple calls about a vehicle into a building, according to Richmond Firefighters Local 188, the union representing the city’s firefighters. They found the vehicle had smashed through the front of Mi Tintta Tattoo in the 700 block of 23rd Street, near Garvin Avenue.
The business was closed and unoccupied at the time.
“The driver was already out of the vehicle and only had minor injuries,” Local 188 said in a social media post.
The incident “could have been must worse” given the large wooden beam that crashed through the windshield, fire officials added.
Further details about the cause of the crash weren’t immediately available. Local 188 encouraged drives to “slow down and buckle up.”