JAMES CITY, Va. – As reported on www.DailyPress.com in Williamsburg, Va., on Wednesday, July 11, a dump truck smashed into the front window of Scavenger’s Paradise, an antique store in northern James City County, leaving a wake of broken china and shattered furniture.
According to the report, “(the) owners of Scavenger’s Paradise on Richmond Road in Norge were left dumbfounded sitting amid the wreckage Wednesday afternoon, waiting for their insurance company to evaluate the damage.”
The damage included a gaping hole in the front wall, where the truck completely destroyed a glass display case along with all the china, glassware and figurines inside it.
Police department reports indicate that the truck, actually a dump truck, owned and operated by Curtis Contracting Inc., went out of control at 7 a.m. while heading south on Richmond Road. The car spun 180 degrees before slamming into the building. A full report is forthcoming.
The early morning accident might have had tragic results had it happened only an hour later as co-owner Orene Coffman would have been minding the front desk, scarce a few inches from where the dump truck crashed through the wall.
Tom Jordan, also a co-owner of the business, stated that the building’s foundation shifted from the impact, and that Scavenger’s Paradise will remain closed until the damage can be fixed.