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Last updated on Thursday, April 25, 2013
(BEDFORD) - A 17-year-old girl was not injured after her Ford Mustang crashed through the front window of Snow’s Drive-In on Mitchell Road with morning.
The accident happened at 8:10 am.
According to a Bedford Police report, 17-year-old Tessa Makximenko, of 2227 32nd Street, was traveling north on Mitchell Road in a 2005 Ford Mustang GT and approaching 30th Street in the left lane when suddenly a vehicle driven by Nancy Fletcher, of 3001 Washington Avenue, pulled into her path from 30th Street.
Makximenko took evasive measures to avoid the collision and that is when she lost control of the Mustang, went into the ditch on the east side of the road and then entered the parking lot of Snow's Drive-In. The Mustang hit the parking curbs, then several picnic tables and then hit the building.
Nancy Fletcher, of 3001 Washington Avenue, told police she was stopped at the stop sign at 30th Street and was attempting to cross Mitchell Road to go to Jackson's gas station. Fletcher told police she started to cross Mitchell Road "when out of no where" there was Makximenko's Mustang. Fletcher told police when she saw the Mustang she stopped.
The accident report did not list Fletcher's age or the type of vehicle she was driving.
Police say no one was injured and no one was issued a citation.
Kyhlene Leonard, an eyewitness, says she was just arriving to work when the accident happened. Leonard is the daughter of owner Susan Kern.
"The girl was driving north on Mitchell Road when another vehicle pulled out in front of her," Leonard says. "She swerved to avoid the crash and that is when the Mustang she was driving went through the grass, crossed the driveway markers, took out three picnic tables and then crashed through the front window."
Snow's will be closed for business today, Kern says.
"Maybe will can open tomorrow, there is glass all the way to the back of the building," Kern says. "It's in the oil in the fryers, everywhere."
Inside the building several of the booths were knocked loose from the wall and floor and pushed to the front counter.
"We are so lucky the girl was not injured and there were no customers in the building," Kern says. "I am so thankful no one was injured."
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