Fayette County

Truck slams into Charlie’s Fresh Seafood restaurant

Lexington Firefighters cleaned up after a truck crashed into the front window of Charlie’s Seafood shattering the glass. No one was injured but Charlie’s closed for the rest of the weekend so structural damage could be assessed.
Lexington Firefighters cleaned up after a truck crashed into the front window of Charlie’s Seafood shattering the glass. No one was injured but Charlie’s closed for the rest of the weekend so structural damage could be assessed. mmeehan1@herald-leader.com

The driver of a red pickup truck crashed into the front window of Charlie’s Fresh Seafood Market on Winchester Road on Saturday.

Five fire trucks and several police units responded to the call of a truck hitting the restaurant around 2:45 p.m. By the time police arrived, the red Ram truck, with a bed full of scrap metal, had pulled a few feet away from the building, leaving behind a shattered window. Several concrete blocks in the exterior wall of the building were knocked out of alignment.

Will Lovan, who works in the neighborhood, had walked over to get some lunch and was paying at the counter when the truck burst through the window.

“The truck just jumped the curb and struck the building, knocking the glass down,” Lovan said as firefighters knocked shards of glass from the window frame.

The couple in the red truck spoke with the police and said they needed to get back on the road to Alabama. They declined to give their names.

They, like Lovan, took their lunch order to go.

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