CUSTOMERS in a Co. Dublin shop are thanking their lucky stars after a car drove through the shop front this afternoon but thankfully failed to injure or hurt anyone.
The incident occurred in a C&T Superstore on Shenick Road in Skerries, just north of Dublin, around 2.30pm.
A man in his 40s has been arrested in connection to the crash, and according to gardai investigations are ongoing.
Dave Morris, who was working in the store at the time, posted a photo and a video of the aftermath on social media.
"I dodged a bullet about 30 minutes ago. Working in Skerries and car came through the front door. Everybody miraculously walked away without injury," he wrote.
He travelled some distance into the shop, really scary stuff. Staff were amazing, and should be really proud of themselves how they managed the situation and thier customers in the aftermath. C&T Skerries. Big Thanks to @DFBAmbulance @GardaTraffic also for getting there so quick https://t.co/wW134NYg3j pic.twitter.com/fdtnnBSKzU
— Dave Morris (@Mybeccal) September 17, 2019
"I was standing at the gift bags on the right of photo. Busy shop at the time, incredible no one seriously injured.
"He travelled some distance into the shop, really scary stuff. Staff were amazing, and should be really proud of themselves how they managed the situation and their customers in the aftermath.
"Great local store with brilliant staff, like I said, a miracle none of them or their customers hurt. Very very lucky people going home to loved ones today.”
Speaking to the Irish Independent, he said: "Originally I thought the shelving in the shop had collapsed.
"I looked around and saw one of the staff running and screaming. There was about 15 people in the shop as it was really busy. I looked to see if anyone was injured or hurt but thankfully nobody was.
"I am feeling very shook at the moment after looking back at the photos. The staff were amazing though."
Skerries firefighters & our Kilbarrack ambulance were called to a shop this afternoon after a car drove through the shopfront. The shop was open at the time & Gardaí also attended the scene #Dublin #fire #Fingal pic.twitter.com/Xip1gW7D0B
— Dublin Fire Brigade (@DubFireBrigade) September 17, 2019