COLLEYVILLE, Tx. – Police suspect alcohol and speed were factors in an accident that sent a GMC Yukon crashing upside down into the Lone Star Collision Repair shop Wednesday night at about 11:30 p.m. The driver of the Yukon first hit a sedan driven by a grandfather who was then transported to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries. He was accompanied by his granddaughter who was in the passenger seat at the time of the crash.
Colleyville Police Captain Robert Hinton said, “Had somebody been in the backseat, they would not have survived. There was very little left of the car.”
After striking the sedan, surveillance cameras captured the Yukon sliding upside down before crashing through a brick wall.
Jennifer Lapier who owns Lone Star Collision repair received a call from police late Wednesday night. “It was unbelievable,” she said, “I just couldn’t believe what I saw. I’ve never seen anything like that before.”
The driver of the Yukon was taken into custody by Colleyville Police. That person’s name was not immediately released, but sources say the suspect has prior arrests for DWI and at least one conviction.
Lone Star collision was open for business on Thursday. The whole in the back room was boarded up.
“It is ironic that they did crash into a building that was a collision center,” said Lapier. “Why not a donut shop?”