Two sent to hospital after car slams into Murfreesboro business

Woman reading daily devotional narrowly hit by car
Posted at 1:52 PM, May 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-29 18:49:15-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A vehicle slammed into an Farm Bureau Insurance building, sending the driver and an employee to the hospital.

The accident happened at Wednesday around 7:55 a.m. at the Farm Bureau Insurance on 2890 S. Church St. in Murfreesboro.

The 76-year-old driver accidentally stepped on the gas pedal causing the her vehicle to go over the sidewalk into the building.

"I talked to her and she wasn't sure exactly what happened but she seemed to be doing okay which we're very glad as well. She was concerned about the fact that nobody got hurt so she was very happy about that for sure," agency manager Chad Underwood said.

Two employees were inside the business at the time.

"I was sitting at my desk, she's sitting at her desk and I was sitting over there. I had my back turned because I had broke my necklace this morning so I was distracted," said Shannon Brewer.

Brewer said her co-worker, Brittany Higgins, was reading her daily devotional at her desk when she looked up and saw the vehicle coming towards her.

"She screamed my name and that's when I looked up and the car was already over the concrete about to run through the glass. I thought it would stop there but it just kept going. It's very traumatic for me because I really almost seen her get crushed," Brewer said.

The driver and employee were not seriously hurt and did not have a medical condition.

Officials estimated the damage was about $50,000. The business was closed for the remainder of the day. The driver not cited at the time of the accident.