The owners of SunShine Foot Spa in downtown Redmond are planning to rebuild after a 91-year-old Redmond man drove his car about 55 feet into their business last Thursday.
Monica Aydelotte of Legacy Commercial, the Bellevue property management company that owns the building, said the car, a late model Cadillac CTS, has been pulled out and the storefront has been boarded up with plywood. The spa will remain closed until construction is complete. Aydelotte said this was SunShine’s only location.
“It’s going to be fully under construction,” she said. “So there’s nothing (the business owners) can do until they rebuild.”
The owners of SunShine, located at 16807 Redmond Way, were not available for a comment.
Aydelotte said her company will provide assistance throughout the construction process, working with both the business owners and the construction workers.
She said they have been in contact with the driver’s insurance company but it is too early for any type of conclusion.
“We don’t know anything yet,” Aydelotte said.
After the accident, the driver was arrested for reckless driving and suspicious of driving under the influence of prescription drugs. Redmond police spokesperson Jim Bove said the man was booked and released.
In earlier reports, Bove said the driver had accidentally stepped on the gas pedal instead of the brake, causing him to hop the curb and crash through SunShine’s front entrance.
Three people — the driver, an employee and patron — were injured and transported to Redmond hospitals to treat minor injuries.
Bove said there had been about 10 people in SunShine at the time of the crash and said it was very lucky that others were not hurt.