A salon and spa, which just opened days ago, is temporarily closed after an SUV crashed into the building and injured a person in Lake in the Hills Saturday afternoon.
The Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire Protection District and Lake in the Hills Police Department responded around 12:38 p.m. Saturday to 9243 South Route 31 in Lake in the Hills, for a car into the building.
First responders arrived to find a GMC Yukon SUV that drove through the front of Lash Out Spa and Permanent Makeup.
The vehicle was removed from the building but left a large hole in the business, fire officials reported.
One person who was struck during the crash was transported to the hospital.
The Lake in the Hills Building Department was notified and responded to the scene to evaluate the structure.
A board-up company responded to board up the damaged front brick facade and broken window.
The SUV involved, which was heavily damaged, was towed from the scene on a flatbed.
Lash Out Spa and Permanent Makeup said they had just opened the location on Monday. The business previously operated out of Crystal Lake.
“Not exactly how we wanted to celebrate our first week in the new space,” the business said.
The company told Lake and McHenry County Scanner they were “incredibly lucky” that no one was seriously injured.
The one person injured in the crash was a client of the business. They have since been released from the hospital and are recovering at home.
Lash Out asked their customers to give them a couple of days to “process the shock and reorganize.” They said they would be reaching out to clients for details on upcoming appointments.
The cause of the crash was not immediately known.