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Pickup truck slams into West Hollywood barbershop, customer nearly hit

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Tuesday, November 21, 2023 7:33AM

Truck slams into West Hollywood barbershop, customer nearly hit

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (KABC) — Security video captured the frightening moment a pickup truck crashed through a West Hollywood barbershop and nearly hurt a customer.

The crash happened Thursday morning at Trendsetters Barbershop, near La Brea and Fountain avenues.

Footage shows a red Ford pickup truck roll across the street and plow into the shop’s entrance. A customer getting a haircut was almost hit by a vending machine that was sent flying by the truck.

“One of the main barbers, Eugene, he swiveled the client that was in that chair – literally missed him by half an inch,” witness Caleb Swasey said.

Swasey says the driver apparently left the pickup in neutral and didn’t properly park it at a nearby gas station. That’s when the pickup began moving.

Video showed the driver run alongside the vehicle and try to stop the truck from crashing.

Renovations are now underway to repair the extensive damage. The barbershop is shut down, and while the crash has created a major financial strain for the owners and barbers, all are counting their blessings everyone escaped without a scratch on their head.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help repair the barbershop.

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