November 26, 2017 10:37 PM
Two people are recovering in the hospital after a vehicle plowed into a series of shops on Small Business Saturday in Excelsior, according to local fire officials.
The car crashed into Excelsior Mill, a collection of four shops and a cafe on the 300 block of Water Street downtown.
Wendy Baker, owner of Provisions, and her longtime employee, Nancy Slyce, both suffered non-life threatening injuries.
The property manager tells 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS that Baker suffered a broken pelvis and Slyce had deep cuts to her legs -- both are now in satisfactory condition at Hennepin County Medical Center.
South Lake Minnetonka police and the Excelsior Fire District responded to the incident at about 10 a.m.
"Luckily it wasn't worse than it was," said Mary Colleran, the property manager for Excelsior Mill.
Normally, Colleran said, there's a flurry of activity in the hallway that the car drove down. It's now littered with broken glass and holiday decor.
"Usually we get a lot of kids out here. We're just so thankful that there weren't more injuries," she said.
Provisions sustained the most damage from the crash.
The accident happened just as downtown Excelsior kicked off its second day of an annual Christmas festival for families and small businesses.
Updated: November 26, 2017 10:37 PM
Created: November 25, 2017 11:42 AM
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