Burnham-On-Sea’s Lidl supermarket was shut today (Monday) after a vehicle crashed into the front of the store.
The owner of a Land Rover lost control in the car park of the supermarket in Burnham’s Oxford Street and then slammed into the front glass of the store.
“Several large glass panes were twisted and damaged, a wall was badly dented and the force of the collision left a lot of damage inside the store with debris over the floor,” eyewitness Dave Burrows told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
“The Lidl staff were clearly worried about the front of the store and stopped the customers inside leaving from the usual exit door – they had to leave by the entrance and the shop was quickly shut down.”
A store spokesperson told Burnham-On-Sea.com: “It caused damage to the front of the building and the store was closed for the rest of the day until a full structural inspection takes place,” he said.
He confirmed that an inspection of the building is due to take place on Tuesday morning (October 10th). “We’ll then be able to decide whether we are able to open again,” he said, adding that no-one was hurt.
Burnham-On-Sea fire crews were called to the collision to ‘make safe’ the area.
Crews cordoned off the front of the building with safety tape to keep pedestrians away.