Truck drives through Krispy Kreme on Taylorsville Road


by Michelle Arnold

Posted on September 30, 2013 at 9:49 AM

Updated Wednesday, Nov 20 at 5:21 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- It wasn't the Monday morning the Jeffersontown Krispy Kreme was expecting. It wasn't the morning Troy Holder was expecting either. He was at work when his mother called.

"Mom called; she said she had been in a wreck. She told me where she was. I thought it was a red light or a fender bender," Holder said.

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Wow is right. Glass was everywhere and there are two gaping holes in the Krispy Kreme storefront. Holder says his mother had parked then decided to go through the drive thru instead.

"Her foot slipped off the brake or something like that. And she might have panicked," Holder said.

She accidentally hit the gas bursting through the front window and exiting out the side. She barely missed two men walking out of the shop. Fortunately she turned the wheel to the left.

"I told her she did that one right thing right there and probably saved a lot of lives," Holder said.

One of the men suffered a minor cut from the glass but remarkably everyone involved is OK.

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"I thank God she's okay and nobody else is hurt," Holder said.

WHAS spoke to the Krispy Kreme regional director. He said per a health inspection in the morning, he hopes that the drive thru will reopen on Tuesday, Oct. 1.