NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Someone hit a woman with a car in the parking lot of a barber shop in the Berkley area Saturday afternoon then got out vehicle and ran away.
Norfolk Police Department spokeswoman Karen Parker-Chesson said officers responded to Hair Visions Hair Designs, 610 E. Liberty Street, at 3:45 p.m. Medics took the woman to Sentara Norfolk General Hospital with serious but non-life threatening injuries.
The same car hit a building in the same block, Parker-Chesson said.
Investigators are still on the lookout for the driver in the crash that left a huge hole in a Norfolk business.
"I just don't understand how someone can do to this to my shop then jump out and run," said Melissa Etheridge.
Etheridge owns the business that the car smashed through after hitting the female pedestrian. Instead of tending to clients Saturday afternoon, Etheridge spent the afternoon tending to her building, sweeping up pieces of glass that shattered when the car crashed through her salon's front door.
"This business, it's my baby. I've been doing hair for 30 years and to see somebody destroy yourself that you worked hard for it's heartbreaking," Etheridge said. "It's heartbreaking."
Etheridge says she can't stay angry though, because this could have been much worse for her shop, and her barber who was sitting inside when the accident happened.
Etheridge says her barber was sitting right next to the front door when the car crashed through it. Etheridge says her barber jumped over some chairs, and two hair dryers to avoid being hit.
Etheridge says she's thankful her barber lived to tell his story, but she admits looking at the damage left behind from the crash with be difficult.
"It's just devastating to see that it's an eyesore," Etheridge said. "I worked hard to keep my shop nice and looking nice so for me to come to work and look at this is heartbreaking."
If you know anything about the crash on Liberty Street, call the Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP.
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