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Car strikes Bomboy’s candies in Havre de Grace, damaging loading dock

A vehicle struck the Bomboy's candy store in Havre de Grace on Friday morning.
A vehicle struck the Bomboy's candy store in Havre de Grace on Friday morning. (Courtesy Susquehanna Hose Company)

A vehicle struck the Bomboy’s Homemade Candy store in Havre de Grace Friday morning, damaging the store’s loading dock, the owner said.

Emergency personnel from the Susquehanna Hose fire company responded to the crash, and evaluated one person for injuries. The person refused transportation to a medical facility, according to a post on Susquehanna Hose’s social media.

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Co-owner Barry Bomboy said the vehicle struck and caused “extensive damage” to the loading dock area of the building.

Bomboy was in the office, placing orders, when the crash happened. A group of employees also was on the lower level making candy before the shop opened Friday.

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“It was like a bomb went off,” Bomboy said in a phone interview.

He said the crash happened about 10 feet from him.

“It was just a loud boom,” he added.

Bomboy said he rushed outside and saw the driver stuck in her vehicle. Police were able to get her out, and she declined treatment by EMS workers at the scene, he said.

No one inside the building was injured. An inspector determined the main building is safe, but the damaged loading dock structure must be removed, Bomboy said.

“We’ll make do, we’ll get through,” he said. “We’re just glad no one was hurt.”

The candy shop is currently open for business, according to Bomboy.

“We’re open for business and working on Valentine’s [Day candy],” he said.

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