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Oct 16, 2013 3:48 PM by Sara Donchey

Worker Recalls Car Crashing Into His Business

CORPUS CHRISTI -- A Corpus Christi shop worker says he narrowly avoided death yesterday when a car came crashing into the front of his store.

Today Ray Hernandez, who works at S & G Signs looked over security footage from inside the store of the exact moment the car hit.

"(I was) doing my work--doing my job--then all of a sudden i heard a big bang."

Hernandez immediately dialed 911. When he approached the vehicle, he said the driver was convulsing.

Police would not disclose what went wrong, but acknowledged the 24-year-old driver was having some kind of medical emergency when he swerved off the road a Highway 37 and McBride.

"This poor young man ran the stop sign, jumped the curb, went through a parking lot, and hit the building," said Hernandez.

An ambulance took the driver to the hospital. He was treated for minor injuries and was released.

Hernandez said it was a miracle that he and the driver were both unhurt.

"Two feet to the left (and) he probably could've come through the window and the door, and would've probably pinned me against the wall or something."

Hernandez said the driver and his father stopped by the shop this morning to apologize.

Hernandez said he is getting an estimate on the damage to the store by the end of the week. He expect that the driver's insurance will cover the cost of repairs.

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