This is the second time the salon has been damaged by a car, after being struck at its old premises further down Seaside Lane in Easington Colliery a few years ago.
In Sunday’s incident, the two men inside the BMW fled, leaving structural damage and a trail of metal and rubble in their wake, along with the wreckage of the car.
The County Durham and Darlington Fire and Rescue Service has been called by Durham Police to secure the vehicle, with investigations underway to locate the driver and his passenger.
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Meanwhile, salon boss Lisa Turner and the six women who depend on her for a living ensure that clients can still make appointments, even if the building’s facade is barricaded before repairs.
Lisa, 45, also had to help her son Kieran, 25, and partner Rebecca Edwards, 24, get out of the upstairs apartment and into her house so they could access the store at the back, because they are waiting to move. in their new home.
Their first child is expected to arrive in a few days.
The incident added stress for the Glam team, having faced much of the past year without being able to work due to pandemic restrictions.
He was also lucky that the business was closed at the time, as it opened on the Sunday after the lockdown.
Lisa, who has run the company for six years, said: “It has been a nightmare.
“Someone gave me a call and I just thought ‘Not yet’, I couldn’t believe it.
“He missed a girl by a few seconds and when I got here she was being helped by the fire department in shock.
“It was fortunate that no one was present and that no one was hurt. Luckily, it’s just bricks and mortar.”
Police in Durham have asked anyone with information to call 101 citing incident number 222 as of May 30.
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