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WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — Diners at a Wilmington restaurant got quite a surprise this afternoon when a car drove into the building. It happened at Jersey Mike’s on South College Road near UNCW.

The driver frist entered through the empty building next to Jersey Mike’s, which used to be a Blockbuster. The woman drove about 50 yards and then crashed through the side wall of the restaurant, all the way up to the counter.

“I walked in here and I saw the car and saw one of my friends who was standing next to the slicer when the car came in,” said Kristen Clark, an employee at Jersey Mike’s. “She said she had to dive out of the way or she would have been hit by the car.”

There were no injuries from the crash. The driver said she could not see properly because the sun was in her eyes.

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2015 years 10 months ago

After too may years of purveying a stingy sandwich with noticibly less than enough main ingredients, and more filler, than other sub sellers in the Wilmington area .. the lords of Karma decreed that a vehicle must crash though Jersey Mike’s in order to restore balance in the universe.

2015 years 10 months ago

who had to dive out of the way factor into that negative Karma? People who believe in Karma have a serious cognitive problem.

2015 years 10 months ago

I’m sorry but how much of an idiot are you for honestly making that comment about “karma”.. maybe when you’re in high school and your friend steals your boyfriend you say these little saying.. “karma’s a bitch..” but when you are honestly accusing of Jersey Mikes not putting enough meats, condiments or w/e how bout instead of you insisting on Karma- ASK FOR WHAT YOU WANT.. ASK FOR DOUBLE MEAT & DOUBLE CONDIMENTS & PAY THE ADDITIONAL FEE SO YOU CAN BE SATISFIED & YOU WON’T MAKE COMPLETELY RETARDED COMMENTS THAT MAKE YOURSELF LOOK COMPLETELY DUMB AND ARROGANT.

Anyone For Drive-Thru?
2015 years 10 months ago

Does anyone else find it odd that this store is the only business open which used to house other businesses? Seems kind of sketchy that with sales dropping at the location due to nothing else being open to pull customers in that this would happen. Oh well, I’m sure both the driver and the business had insurance and will recover nicely.

2015 years 10 months ago

Blockbuster charged one too many overdue late fees.

2015 years 10 months ago

So, She drove through the empty blockbuster and then kept going through the empty store and into Jersey Mikes. She said the sun in her eyes caused this. You would think once she crashed through blockbuster there would have been no more sun yet she kept on plowing through. It’s like the old I swear I was hitting the brake pedal not the gas accidents that occur.

solar rising
2015 years 10 months ago

Sun in the eyes, sorry I don’t buy it. Sun was in the west, southwest and the car was moving in a northeast direction. Also the fact that the vehicle went as far into the building as it did indicates she was pushing hard on the accelerator and couldn’t find the brake. No, this is a classic case of driver inattention and a panicked response. My guess is a text message had something to do with it. Will the Police properly investigate to determine if that was the case or not and then bring it to the public’s attention. This could have resulted in multiple fatalities but Thank God no one was seriously injured including the driver.

2015 years 10 months ago

according to another news agency. Whatever happened, she drove over the parking buffers, went up on a high sidewalk, through the heavy glass exterior of Blockbuster and through the wall of Jersey Mikes. That tiny car had to have some serious momentum to do that much damage. This could have easily been tragic. I hope she either buys some really good sunglasses or sees her doctor before she attempts to drive again.


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