'Angels protected us' - estate agent after car crashes into office

2016-10-07 18:06
An inside view of the car crash. (Michael Hauser)

An inside view of the car crash. (Michael Hauser)

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Cape Town – Staff at an estate agency in Gardens, Cape Town, had a lucky escape when a car crashed through their storefront on Friday.

“I was in the office and suddenly heard tyres screeching. The next thing our window breaks and we had staff running away and screaming,” agent Michael Hauser told News24.

“Thank goodness nobody was sitting at the desk in that corner. It is the angels’ protection.”

The employee was apparently having coffee elsewhere.

Hauser said he got quite a shock. He sent out a notification and paramedics were on the scene within minutes.

Traffic along Kloof Street came to a halt following the crash.

A minibus taxi reportedly rear-ended a Honda Jazz on the corner of Kloof and Upper Union streets, causing the latter to ram into the office, Wheels24 reported.

Bystander Jenna Bruwer said: "Apparently the taxi's brakes failed and he rear-ended the Honda Jazz." 

Nobody was injured and the accident was being investigated, Western Cape Emergency Services said. 

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