BELFAST — A car jumped the curb and crashed into a Main Street business Monday afternoon, causing significant damage to the entrance.

A view from the inside of BobbyPin Hair Salon after an SUV jumped the curb and crashed into the entrance Sept. 20. Source: Facebook

According to Belfast Police Officer Michael McFadden, neither the driver nor anyone at BobbyPin Hair Salon at 48 Main St. was injured. The call came in around 1:20 p.m., he said, and because of the extent of the damage, the street was shut down while a large crowd gathered.

McFadden said the name and hometown of the 54-year-old woman driver have not been released.

Crashes of this type are fairly common on Main Street, he said, because cars are parked facing the buildings. “She got her Drive and Reverse mixed up,” he said. According to McFadden, no charges are pending.

Josh Outerbridge, brother of building owner Thomas Outerbridge, was on the scene Tuesday morning removing debris and shoring up the large plate glass window looking onto Main Street. The crash took out a main granite support column, he said. “We’re hoping to take all the glass out and put the column back, and replace the frame for the window.

Work to support a granite beam is underway Sept. 21 at BobbyPin Hair Salon. Photo by Fran Gonzalez

“We are going to replace it to the way it was,” he said. “We are hoping to have Dirigo (Glass) take the pane of glass away.”

Outerbridge said the salon was hoping to stay open during the construction, using the back door as a temporary main entrance.

In a Facebook post, shop owners Stephanie Howes and Liza Fleming said they are working closely with their insurance company and landlord to “get things put back together as quickly and safely as possible. We will be reaching out over the next couple of days to reschedule” and keep their customers updated on the building’s progress.

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