A vehicle caused extensive damage when it ran through a Kresgeville auto repair shop on Friday morning.
According to Barry Borger, owner of B.W. Borger’s Service Center at 601 Interchange Road, security cameras captured a Toyota RAV4 as it crossed an intersection from Silver Spring Boulevard across Interchange Road before colliding with his shop at around 4 a.m. Feb. 7.
Borger, who lives a few miles from his business, said that he was informed of the incident by the Polk Township Volunteer Fire Company, of which he is a member, shortly after the crash occurred.
“What we’re figuring from the first sight we got on camera to when he landed in the garage, it took him 13 seconds, so we figured he was going about 75 mph,” Borger said.
The front garage doors were severely damaged, and within the shop, some of Borger’s equipment – including a rollback truck and a tow truck – and supplies were damaged or strewn across the building.
“It did a lot of damage between the two garage doors and the center pillar,” Borger said. “I had some batteries sitting on a bench, and one them flew up and went to the back door and bowed the back door out.”
No one was in the shop when the collision occurred.
Borger said that insurance adjusters were on the scene Monday, though the cost of the damage is yet to be determined.
“We’re not sure yet, I didn’t get the estimate,” Borger said. “But it made a mess out of the garage; it hit my one rollback and one wrecker. The one wrecker might be totaled; the wrecker is repairable.”
The driver of the vehicle was taken to Lehigh Valley Hospital-Pocono by ambulance, though details on the extent of that person’s injuries are currently unknown.
Though Borger does intend to fix up the mess, he has his shop up for sale. If he can move the property, he already has a few plans for the future.
“42 years I’m there, so it’s time to retire,” Borger said. “I’ve got a 10-acre farm that I’m going to play with, and I want to do some traveling. I make hay for horses and sell the hay. I used to have horses years ago, so I may get some horses again.”