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No bystanders injured after SUV plows into Mountain View jewelry store

 

The driver of a Honda SUV crashed into the Jared jewelry store on San Antonio Road Saturday morning, breaking through the glass windows and coming to a stop inside the showroom, according to police.

The Mountain View Police Department received reports of the collision around 9 a.m. on July 20, an hour before the jewelry store opens for the day. Officers arrived to find that the SUV had come to a stop inside the showroom just past the front doors, according to police spokeswoman Katie Nelson.

The 66-year-old driver told police that he crashed into the building due to a "mechanical issue" with his vehicle, Nelson said. He was treated at the scene for minor injuries. No shoppers, employees or other bystanders were injured during the incident.

The business's front doors and surrounding glass panes were damaged by the crash, Nelson said, but building inspectors determined that the building was safe.

Video and photos of the incident show the SUV struck the glass wall adjacent to the front doors facing the shopping center parking lot.

No further details were immediately available.

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12 people like this
Posted by Uh-huh
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2019 at 10:43 am

"mechanical issue"
Like someone switched the gas pedal and the brake when they weren't looking?


7 people like this
Posted by resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 22, 2019 at 12:53 pm

Distracted or confused driving is much more likely


2 people like this
Posted by MV Resident
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 22, 2019 at 2:50 pm

Hope he’s ok.


5 people like this
Posted by BDBD
a resident of Cuesta Park
on Jul 22, 2019 at 3:33 pm

BDBD is a registered user.

A similar incident happened the next day in front of Tea Annie's/Great Clips on Miramonte, except that the SUV didn't break the plate glass window. I hope everyone stays safe out there.


6 people like this
Posted by what make of SUV?
a resident of Sylvan Park
on Jul 22, 2019 at 4:55 pm

what make of SUV? is a registered user.

Not a Tesla by any chance? A Tesla just crashed into a nail salon on Miramonte today, Tesla also crashed into a school building in April in Los Altos.


20 people like this
Posted by The answer lies within
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 22, 2019 at 5:09 pm

Reading the article first may answer questions prior to them becoming questions. Good luck.


12 people like this
Posted by Tesla
a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jul 23, 2019 at 6:35 am

Believe me, if it was a Tesla it would have been mentioned in the headline, and about 12 times in the article itself


26 people like this
Posted by HONDA
a resident of North Whisman
on Jul 23, 2019 at 9:02 am

The article clearly says Honda, but the Tesla haters still bring up Tesla


10 people like this
Posted by Humble observer
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 10:20 am

-- and the Tesla apologists/advocates/owners/employees likewise automatically become defensive, as in the last two comments.


13 people like this
Posted by OK then
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Dispute the fact that the car in this particular story was not a Tesla. <Waiting>


Like this comment
Posted by Obi Wan
a resident of Bailey Park
on Jul 23, 2019 at 7:36 pm

Darn Teslas!


2 people like this
Posted by A resident
a resident of Monta Loma
on Jul 24, 2019 at 8:23 am

Mechanical issue? Yes with the driver's foot. Amazing how older drivers are in denial about their failing mind and motor skills.


4 people like this
Posted by I always say
a resident of Another Mountain View Neighborhood
on Jul 24, 2019 at 8:54 am

If the mechanical issue involved the car moving forward without your foot on the accelerator, and/or with your foot on the brake, that is the only valid reason.
Side note, that never happens. People are afraid of the financial impact so they lie.


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