A Fresno man was left unscathed when his SUV crashed into a tire shop at an intersection in central Fresno on Monday night.
The driver told Fresno police that his brakes failed and then he accidentally stepped on the gas when he reached the intersection of Olive and Blackstone avenues around 9:47 p.m., Fresno Police Department spokesman Lt. Joey Alvarez said. He then drove his late-model Toyota 4Runner into a utility box on the northeast corner of the intersection and careened through the intersection while taking out a traffic light and went into Ray’s Blackstone Tire on the northwest corner.
Alvarez said no other vehicles were involved and that alcohol was not a factor. There was no one inside the tire business at the time of the crash.
There was no immediate figure for the costs related to the collision. The accident is still under investigation.