Four people are being treated for injuries after a car crashed into Gibby’s Seafood & Gourmet Market in Lutherville-Timonium Saturday afternoon, officals say.
Four people were injured after a car crashed into Gibby’s Seafood & Gourmet Market in Lutherville-Timonium on Saturday afternoon, according to Baltimore County officials.
First responders were called to the scene at 2318 York Road just after 2 p.m.
The Baltimore County Police Department wrote in a news release that a person driving a 2006 Jaguar was attempting “to pull into a parking space but accelerated instead.”
“The vehicle ... caused severe damage to the front of the store as it traveled through the front doors, causing glass and debris to scatter," the department wrote.
Three people were taken to an area hospital with non-life-threatening injuries, officials said. A fourth suffered minor injuries as a result of the crash, but was not taken to the hospital for treatment, police wrote Monday. The driver was not injured.
Manager Chris Porimski said about eight to 10 customers were inside the store when they heard a loud noise. Then the soda machine and other equipment went flying.
Porimski said one person was in the car that slammed into the glass front, shattering the front window in the process. An emergency glass company was busy taking care of the broken window by about 3 p.m.
“Thank God,” he said “no one was hurt seriously.” He confirmed people were transported for treatment but the injuries seemed minor to him.
A bright orange sign posted on the front door appeared to be a Baltimore County declaration that the building is unsafe.
Porimski said he’s been in the seafood business for 36 years at various locales around York Road but hasn’t had this happen before.
He assumes the shop will be closed for the rest of the day, but he hopes it will be up and running tomorrow. It is, after all, the busy season for oysters, he said.
Police wrote it was the second time that weekend that someone crashed into a building, with a driver causing a gas leak as the result of an incident Sunday.
The department wrote that a driver traveling northbound on Dulaney Valley Road near East Joppa Road around 11:30 a.m. crashed into a building, striking a BGE gas meter and causing a gas leak.
The building itself did not sustain any structural damage and the driver suffered non-life-threatening injuries, the department wrote.
The crash caused delays in traffic around the Towson Town Center, as police wrote officers closed roads “from the traffic circle past the entrance to Macy’s" while emergency and BGE crews worked to repair the leak. The garage was also closed for a period of time, police wrote, but the mall stayed open during repairs.
Both crashes are under investigation, police wrote.