Car crashes into Great Clips, no serious injuries reported

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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Two Great Clips employees are lucky to be alive after a car crashed through their south county store Thursday morning.

A Lincoln town car crashed into the Great Clips in the 4200 block of Bayless near Interstate 55. Witness Raymond Elliot said he saw a woman trying to the park her car.

“She was trying to slow down and then she ‘romped’ it and went through the Great Clips all the way to the back of the building!” he said.

Elliot said he was getting ready to start his shift at Subway next door, but after seeing the crash, he heard screams and ran to help.

“That's when I saw one person on the hood of the car and another person under the car with her shirt stuck underneath the tire, so I grabbed a knife and cut her free from that,” he said.

She was bleeding from her wrist, head, and face. Neither employee was seriously injured.

Charlie Merx from Merx Flooring saw the driver afterwards.

“They brought her out on a stretcher, but she was coherent and walked away from accident,” she said.

Merx said the Marion Heights Shopping Center has had three cars drive through businesses there in the last four years.