Car crashes through window of Bellevue butcher shop

A Bellevue woman crashed her car into a butcher shop Thursday morning, causing extensive damaging, but avoiding any injuries. At approximately 9:30 a.m. the driver of a Lexus sedan rammed through the front door of Golden Steer Choice Meats in the Overlake area as employees were setting up the displays for the day.

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A Lexus sedan crashed through the front window of Golden Steer Meat Market Thursday morning. No one was injured and the shop remains open for business

A Lexus sedan crashed through the front window of Golden Steer Meat Market Thursday morning. No one was injured and the shop remains open for business

A Bellevue woman crashed her car into a butcher shop Thursday morning, causing extensive damaging, but avoiding any injuries.

At approximately 9:30 a.m. the driver of a Lexus sedan rammed through the front door of Golden Steer Choice Meats in the Overlake area as employees were setting up the displays for the day.

“We were all kind of behind everything, and we just heard this big boom and looked and glass was coming toward us,” said the shop’s owner John Dick. “Underneath the glass was the car.”

Employees instructed the woman to turn the car off, and they were able to help her out of  with no injuries.

The crash disabled the shop’s meat display case, but Dick said he remains open for business. The driver of the car was a regular customer for more than 30 years who was on her way in to buy some meat. It remains unclear  what caused the crash.

Dick said the woman was not hurt but was taken to Overlake Hospital Medical Center for precautionary purposes.

The crash caused potentially as much as $100,000 in damage, Dick said. The meat cases that were pushed three to four feet back by the crash, disabling the refrigeration line were installed several years ago for approximately $50,000. But, Dick understood that it was an accident and holds no ill will towards his long-time customer. He even sent her home with her order of four pounds of stew meat, on the house.

“Nobody was injured,” he said. “There was not a drop of blood shed, and everything else can be fixed and repaired, and it’s all going to work out good.”


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