Woman crashes into Lincoln business; owners ‘distraught’ over $10,000 in damage

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — A woman was injured late Wednesday night when she drove into a Lincoln business, police say.

Police said the 19-year-old woman was going “too fast” when she struck ET Apothecary, which is near 27th and O Streets, around 11:30 p.m.

She was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.   Police estimate the building had around $10,000 in damage.

Officers later cited the woman on suspicion of negligent driving, driving under suspension and having no insurance.

The owners of ET Apothecary were in shock when they received a call about the crash.

When they arrived at the storefront, they were even more upset.

“I couldn’t believe it; I thought I was dreaming,” co-owner Tamana Ayubzai said. “I’m glad that the girl is OK, she’s alive, but I’m feeling very distraught.”

Co-owner Isha Kelley said it’s a tough ordeal after putting so much hard work into the business.

“It sucks,” she said. “We just celebrated our two-year anniversary.”

Early Thursday morning, they posted these pictures of the aftermath on Twitter, saying, “minor setback for a major come back.”

A GoFundMe page was created to help the business recover.

“We’re making it,” Kelley said. “It’s going to be OK.”

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