Driver mistakenly drives into an Essex Junction business

ESSEX JUNCTION, Vt. - Shortly after 1:30 pm on Monday afternoon, a car went careening through 'All American Barber Shop' in Essex Junction, on Pearl Street.

Fortunately, no one was hurt, including the driver of the Subaru.

Local 22 & Local 44 News spoke with an employee of the barber shop, she tells us, she was the only person inside at the time of the incident.

One eyewitness told us, she was in an adjacent store when she thought she heard an explosion.

According to Essex Junction Fire Department, the driver likely thought the car was in reverse, but in actuality, it was in drive.

Crews did evacuate the building immediately following the crash to inspect the integrity of the structure, and did allow neighboring businesses to return later that afternoon. 

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