Driver crashes into Fort Collins nail salon, injuring employee


An elderly driver drove into a Fort Collins nail salon Friday, sending one of the salon’s employees to the hospital with serious injuries.

The crash occurred around 9:37 a.m. Friday, when the driver accidentally drove their Hyundai SUV into Venus Nails, 1624 S. Lemay Ave., according to Fort Collins Police Officer Brandon Barnes. Both Fort Collins Police and Poudre Fire Authority responded to the crash, which resulted in the SUV going fully into the nail salon.

One employee who was inside the salon at the time of the crash was transported to a local hospital with leg injuries, Barnes said. The status of the employee was unknown as of 4:30 p.m. Friday.

Amdriver drove their Hyundai SUV into a Fort Collins nail salon Friday, sending one employee to the hospital with leg injuries.

The driver was cited with careless driving causing bodily injury, Barnes said.

Venus Nails will remain closed until the Fort Collins building department is able to inspect the building for structural damage and clear it for reopening, according to a PFA spokesperson.

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