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Two More Jewelry Stores Suffer Drive-In Mishaps May 16, 2021 (0 comments)


Sun Prairie, WI—It’s great to know your customers are excited to shop with you, but please, just walk in? 

Two jewelers suffered drive-in accidents last week. This marks the third such incident in the industry this year, with Joyelles Jewelers in upstate New York suffering an in-store crash in March.

Related: Car Crashes Into Busy Jewelry Store; Luckily No Injuries Sustained

On May 14 at approximately 11:08 a.m. a car crashed through the front door of Prairie Jewelers (image, Jamie Fish via WKOW-TV), a custom jeweler located in a strip center in Sun Prairie, a suburb of Madison, WI. Sun Prairie Fire & Rescue responded, along with police and EMS. Two patients needed to be extricated from the vehicle, while jeweler and store owner Art Fish and a customer were unharmed but trapped in the interior of the building and needed to be helped out. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

Inspectors determined that the building did not suffer any significant structural damage, but it will need an estimated $15,000 in repairs, according to a report on WKOW-TV27, the local ABC affiliate.

Interior of the store with drive-in guest. Image: Jamie Fish via WKOW-TV.

Click here or on the image below to watch the WKOW news interview with owner Art Fish.

Separately, a car crashed into Las Savell Jewelry on S. McLean Blvd. in midtown Memphis, TN. Friday night. WMC-TV5, the local NBC affiliate, reported the vehicle was damaged but at press time damage to the store had not been confirmed and there were no injuries.

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