Fire officials said luckily no one was injured after an SUV crashed through a currency exchange, causing major damage to the facade, in Wauconda Saturday morning.
The Wauconda Police Department and Wauconda Fire District responded around 10:04 a.m. Saturday to Wauconda Exchange Currency, 469 West Liberty Street in Wauconda, for a car into a building.
Wauconda Fire District Acting Battalion Chief Jason Daun said crews arrived to find a vehicle had driven over a parking curb, onto a sidewalk and through the business.
The SUV was fully inside the structure and two occupants who were in the car were able to get out.
The workers at the business were also able to get out of the building.
Paramedics evaluated everyone and Daun said thankfully no injuries were reported.
The employees were behind the bulletproof glass barrier at the time of the crash and there were no customers inside.
A tow truck removed the car from the structure, Daun said.
The Wauconda Building and Zoning Department responded to the scene and ordered the business to be closed due to the significant damage.
The structure was determined to be intact but the front of the building’s glass and bricks were damaged.
The debris was cleaned up and a board-up company responded to close up the large opening in the front of the store.
Police are investigating the cause but it is believed to be accidental, Daun said.