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UPDATE: Car crash shutters bike shop

Original post made on Apr 23, 2012

The Performance Bicycle store at 2124 El Camino Real has been forced to close its doors indefinitely after a car crashed through the front window of the shop on April 22.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, April 23, 2012, 3:18 PM

Comments (17)

Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 23, 2012 at 3:26 pm

So I get a flat and I bring my bike to Performance for a fix and I see this. Now the building is "unsafe and compromised". *SIGH*

R - Reverse

D - Drive

Posted by Sid, a resident of Cuernavaca
on Apr 23, 2012 at 5:57 pm

How many people did the driver just put out of work if the building is considered unsafe? I guess they can go to the Day Worker Center while the building is being repaired.

Posted by cars vs bicycles, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 23, 2012 at 6:44 pm

Car drivers hate bicycles so much that they are even crashing into bicycles inside bike shops.

This isn't the first car vs. bike shop incident in the Bay Area. A couple of years ago, the same thing happened to a bike shop a few miles up El Camino Real in Belmont.

Posted by Revenge, a resident of another community
on Apr 23, 2012 at 8:27 pm

We can get revenge and ride our bikes through the window of a BMW dealer.

Posted by Road Warrior, a resident of Gemello
on Apr 24, 2012 at 9:34 am

I thought this place had drive-thru service, no?

Posted by curb, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 24, 2012 at 10:06 am

The article says the car jumped the curb. Are they talking about the curb along El Camino? Or was the car already in the parking lot when it jumped the sidewalk in front of the store? There is a pretty big distance between El Camino and the building.

Posted by Navin R. Johnson, a resident of St. Francis Acres
on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:56 am

He hates these bikes. Stay away from these bikes!

Posted by George, a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:24 pm

WHOA.... ?? No Police Report ??? Why Not ??

Becauseit happened on Private Property ???? That's a great excuse...

I get it... so if someone gets murdered "On Private Property" then there will be "NO POLICE REPORT"??? Gives a good reason for some nut case to do an act and have no police involvement ???

HuH ???

Posted by Tina, a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Link for the cool inside pix, please?

Posted by Gary, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 24, 2012 at 2:55 pm

Don't blame the driver at all. I have had such bad experiences at this place I felt like driving my car through the window!

Karma anyone?

Posted by Litsa, a resident of North Whisman
on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:05 pm

They were probably just frustrated with the lack of parking at Chevy's.

Posted by Martin Omander, a resident of Rex Manor
on Apr 24, 2012 at 3:27 pm

I'm glad no-one was injured. It is amusing that the store occupants were protected by bike helmets... a whole rack of them!

Posted by You are kidding, right?, a resident of Sylvan Park
on Apr 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm

Officers were there for 3 hours and NO police report? Really? Wish I worked for them.

Posted by Doug, a resident of Blossom Valley
on Apr 25, 2012 at 3:06 pm

since the trend in Cal cities to down size police departments
the cops feel that doing their job is optional on their part.
this just makes me think that we "need" even less of them!

as for Performance well Karma has spoken.......

Posted by Greg David, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 26, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Seriously? The building was compromised? It's a glass facade, how much structural support could it have offered. Stick a few 4X4's in there and let them get down to business!

The owners should open despite what the inspector says and see what they actually do. This is more about city workers justifying their jobs than public safety.

Business friendly Mtn.View.... Yeah, right!

Posted by Carrie, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Apr 27, 2012 at 8:49 pm

Was she picking up a bike helmet to wear while she is driving her BMW? Has driving gotten that dangerous in our area?

Posted by Somebuddy, a resident of another community
on May 5, 2012 at 11:08 am

"newer model BMW" - that's a brand new F10 5-series. She can afford to pay for the repairs - and driving lessons.

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