vehicles plow through storefronts

Nobody anticipates a car crashing through their business, but that unfolded for two Florida businesses over the holiday weekend.

The first incident occurred on November 25 when a 60-year-old female driving a Dodge Ram truck crashed into a Subway restaurant in Fort Pierce. Fortunately, she and her passenger were uninjured, and there were no injuries among the patrons or staff present in the restaurant.

The restaurant owners recently invested in remodeling their store, only to find their hard work swiftly undone by the unexpected crash. Antonio Guerra, an employee with seven years of service, shared insights into the community’s response to the incident.

“We’ve had a lot of customers, a lot of regulars, people who have come for years, come in and out of the store the last couple of days checking in on the store…asking questions, making sure we’re OK,” he said via

The restaurant hopes to be back up and running in about a week.

Crash into nail salon

The next evening, a van crashed into a salon in Fort Myers. Kristal Fatic, the owner of KriStyle Salon, received an interesting phone call.

“I answered the second call, and she was like, ‘Come here right now, there is a van in your salon,’” Fatic recalled via

Businesses in the Cypress Lake area were concerned that something like this might happen one day, as some believed the traffic rules were unclear.

The driver and patrons of the salon did not suffer injuries.

These incidents prove that life-altering events can happen without warning at any time. Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey & Fronrath stands ready to assist when the unthinkable occurs and can be reached at (561) 655-1990.