Store Cameras Capture Van Crashing Into Chandlee Jewelers (Video)

The Nov. 28 accident at the Oconee County, Ga. shop was caught on video surveillance from multiple angles. WARNING: Images may be disturbing to some viewers.

WARNING: Images and audio (only included in the final video of the series) may be disturbing to some viewers.

Fortunately the shop was relatively empty and no one was seriously injured when a van drove through the storefront of Chandlee Jewelers around 3:30 p.m. on Nov. 28, 2012.

One customer, a 63-year-old Athens woman who had been seated near the front of the store, was thrown about 15 feet from her chair.  She was treated and later released from an area hospital.

The driver, 63, from Winterville, told authorities an object rolled from beneath her seat and obstructed the Honda Odyssey's pedals.  A CO2 cylinder was found in the front seat, according to a Georgia State Patrol trooper, who said the driver does not face criminal charges.

The shop, which specializes in jewelry sales and repair, reopened for business on Monday.

The store's owners shared the surveillance footage on youtube.com

For more background, read:

Van Smashes Through Chandlee Jewelers Storefront

Chandlee Jewelers Reopens Days After Van Drove Into Store

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Racer X December 05, 2012 at 12:36 PM
As always, beware the minivan.


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