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Car crashes through beauty salon on Seminole Blvd. in Pinellas County

Two cars crashed into the salon's entrance.
Posted at 9:21 PM, Jan 03, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-04 02:35:40-05

SEMINOLE, Fla. — The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office said two vehicles crashed through the entrance of a beauty salon on Thursday afternoon.

The crash happened at Making Waves Hair Designs on Seminole Boulevard in Seminole.

"The next I know, this car comes sailing through the front, scared the liver out of me," said Anna Fuori, an employee at Making Waves Hair Designs.

Deputies said a driver attempted to make a left turn when their vehicle was t-boned. Both vehicles barreled through the salon's entrance.

"I've never had anything like this happen, all the years I've worked in a beauty salon. I've been doing this for 52 years," said Fuori.

No one was injured in the crash. Anna Fuori, a salon employee, said she was the only one in the business at the time. Customers had left about 20 minutes before the crash.

"Holy cow, I can't even describe it. There was a big boom and a crash and the windows shattered and everything went flying," said Fuori.

The salon's owner said she is grateful no one was hurt.

"I'm not so much in shock as Anna. She is shaking like a leaf cause I wasn't here and I didn't hear it, but of course I am stressed," said owner Leslie Platania.

Platania said she's had the salon since 1991. She hopes to re-open the business in a month.

The Pinellas County Sheriff's Office has not said if any of the drivers will be issued a traffic citation.