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Deborah Baldridge was at her business, Vintage and More on the Blvd, when a sport-utility vehicle crashed through the exterior brick wall of the Red Bank business on June 8.
"I was sitting in the lobby when it happened," she said. "I won't tell you what the first words out of my mouth were."
The teenage driver plowed through a corner of the wall that's three bricks thick — after he clipped a truck, grazed a car, and hit a light pole in front of the more than 100-year-old building, Baldridge said.
"The poor boy — he was having a seizure apparently," she said.
For three weeks now, the crash has closed the vintage store at 3874 Dayton Blvd., which Baldridge co-owns with her sister, Peggy Roe.
"They said the building was in danger of falling down like Cheeburger Cheeburger," said Baldridge, referring to a downtown Chattanooga restaurant that collapsed in March. "They really don't want us back in there until the building has been shored up on the inside."
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