Repairs underway at Andy’s Donut after vehicle crashed into storefront

Repairs underway at Andy's Donut after vehicle crashed into storefront
Andy's Donut on 23rd Street in Richmond. (Photo by Mike Kinney)

By Mike Kinney

The new year will hopefully mean a return to normalcy at Andy’s Donut, which is undergoing repairs after a vehicle crashed into the popular store in October.

Owner Randy Chow expressed relief that repairs on the store at 971 23rd St. (at Visalia) will at last be completed in the coming days. He’s managed to keep the boarded up store open since the crash.

At 11:35 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20, a truck rammed into the front of the business while staff were baking pastries and donuts for the next day. 

“It sounded like a bomb exploding,” Chow said. “The damage was extensive.”

Chow said collision caused around $100,000 in damages.

After striking the building, the driver backed out and fled the scene at high speeds down 23rd Street, according to police. A witness flagged down an officer, who subsequently located the truck and the driver. The driver was arrested on charges that included DUI.

Chow said the driver had no insurance. He sent the Standard these photos of the crash scene: