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SUV Plows Into Fresno Building: Workers Never Saw It Coming

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Most cars that wind up inside businesses usually come through the front door.  But Wednesday's drive–thru was different and employees at a Fresno business never saw it coming.

A woman in her 30's was driving north on Weber late Wednesday morning.  For reasons unknown she made a hard right turn and plowed thru the back of the building.  Dustin Whipple says there was no warning for employees at Whipple Superchargers in northwest Fresno. "They just heard a screech and then a loud bang and that was it.   They all jumped out of the way luckily."

The woman driver was trapped in her SUV.   Firefighters and paramedics finally got her out using the jaws of life.  She suffered minor injuries and was taken to the hospital to be checked out by a medical team.

Phil works nearby and saw the car go by.  "We didn't think that she ran into anything.   We looked down the street and we didn't see her.   We didn't know what was going on."

Inside the office of Whipple Superchargers you could see dust and debris went flying everywhere.  The long time Fresno business manufacturers a mechanical device that gives engines more power.

Whipple Superchargers has been in business in Fresno for 24 years.   Now that there's a big hold in the wall, Dustin Whipple says major changes are in store.  "Not sure.   Probably tear it down and build something new here."

The Fresno Fire Department brought in a team to stabilize the building until decisions are made on whether to re–build or tear it down.   

Fresno Police officers estimate the woman was going 37 miles an hour when she hit the office building.

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