Employees Watched In Disbelief As A Car Crashed Through Steele Creek Business
CHARLOTTE — Frightening moments at a Charlotte business. The driver of a car crashed through a door of the business while employees stood just a few feet away.
It happened Saturday at the Leadership Martial Arts Studio in Steele Creek. The video is unbelievable. Instructors were teaching a class when the car crashed through the door.
“From what we can tell, the guy hit the curve at such a speed, he jumped over our neighbor’s detention pond, and then through the wall of our facility. He probably came a good 45 feet in the facility with his vehicle,” says Derek Richardson, owner of Leadership Martial Arts Studio.
Medic rushed to the business and transported the driver, identified as 42-year-old Dante Duffy, to the hospital. No one else was hurt.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, Duffy has been released from the hospital and since been charged with reckless driving to endanger, no operators license and driving while impaired.