Car crashes through building at Silverbell Road shopping center

Car crashes through building at Silverbell Road shopping center
A car crashed through a building at a shopping center near Silverbell Road and Cortaro Road on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)

TUCSON, Ariz. (KOLD News 13) - Crews with the Northwest Fire Department and officers with the Marana Police Department are responding to a two-car collision at a shopping center at Silverbell Road and Cortaro Road.

One vehicle went over a curb and into a nearby building, according to a tweet from Northwest fire. The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries, according to the tweet.

A car crashed through a building at a shopping center near Silverbell Road and Cortaro Road on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020.
A car crashed through a building at a shopping center near Silverbell Road and Cortaro Road on Wednesday, Jan. 15, 2020. (Source: Northwest Fire Department)

Megan Marquis works at the Continental Ranch Pet Clinic and was sitting at a desk the moment the car came through.

“Definitely praising god right now," Marquis said. “I was sitting at that desk right there. It missed her by about 6 inches.”

Michelle Anderson also works at the Pet Clinic and typically sits right where the car came through. Thankfully, she left early for the day. A move that may have saved her life.

“I left at 12:30. So, had I actually stayed today I don’t know if I’d be here still," Anderson said.

Northwest Fire said two cars collided inside the center, sending one of them straight through the windows. While sending everyone in the area into action.

"We don’t have a lot of medical stuff in the store but I was willing to do whatever I needed to to make sure she was okay," said UPS employee Allison McDaniel.

But she’s thankful that the only thing needing repairing can be easily replaced.

“The only concern that I had was any injuries and uh everyone was safe so that’s good at least.”

And as first responders continue to do their jobs on scene, McDaniel and the others are ready to get back to work. On a shift that will always stand out.

“We got stuff to do, people to take care of that’s what we’re here for," said McDaniel.

Marana police said no citations will be issued in this accident.

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