Never fear, your organic produce is safe and sound!
For those who were fearing Georgetown would be left totally supermarket-less after last night’s accident at Whole Foods, take heart: the store suffered only minor damages and was open for business today, according to the blog We Love D.C.
According to eyewitness reports We Love D.C. heard, the incident occurred when an elderly woman was driving her car down into the garage and sped up into the wall of the grocery store. The driver sustained minor injuries, and no one else was hurt.
We Love D.C. reports:
According to an eyewitness report, who was in the Whole Foods by the meat counter, there was a loud collision-like noise and a rumble from the impact. Immediately, a Whole Foods employee came running up the garage stairwell, yelling for the entire store to clear out and customers began heading (in a somewhat civil manner) to the Wisconsin Avenue exit …
From the picture I took from the top of the garage ramp (which is as good as I could get from my pauper cell phone,) the entire front of the driver’s car was smashed in, indicating to me, that the car was going very fast at the time of impact. That no one was seriously injured in the accident is a great fortuity considering the amount of Whole Foods’ employees and customers present at this high volume shopping time.
A message on the Georgetown Forum listerv explains the extent of the damage:
A wall collapsed and some glass broke but no one was hurt, including the driver. The store has boarded up the accident scene and other than the elevators being out of service, it’s business as usual.