By Jan Carabeo

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – A driver was rushed to the hospital after crashing into a hair salon in the city’s Mayfair section early Friday morning. Police say a van crashed into “Kim’s #2 Hair Salon” on Frankford Avenue, near Englewood Street, around 4:45 a.m.

Philadelphia Police: Driver Taken To Hospital After Van Crashes Into Mayfair Hair Salon

Surveillance video captured the moment a van leaves Frankford Avenue and smashes into a Mayfair business.

The impact was so strong owner Kim Thgyen says her upstairs neighbor felt the building shake.

“She heard the noise. So bad. It moved the building. And she called me to come out and see what happened,” she said.

A 37-year-old man had to be freed from the wreckage.

But we’re told his injuries do not appear to be serious, he was walking and talking to first responders this morning.

But Thgyen has never seen her business like this, workers started the cleanup outside on the sidewalk Friday morning.

The impact tossed the inside around too, toppling chairs and shattering glass.

Kim #2 is usually open seven days a week, but clearly, with the salon looking like this, they won’t be able to reopen today. And at this point, it’s unclear when they’ll be able to get back to business.

“I don’t know what to do,” Thgyen. “We don’t know yet, we have to find out what happened.”

This repair job, after a tough year for all businesses throughout Philadelphia due to the coronavirus.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.


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