Three Seriously Hurt When Car Crashes Into Jenks Cookie Shop

Friday, June 24th 2016, 3:06 pm
By: News On 6

Orders at a Jenks cookie store came to a halt after six people were injured when a car drove through the storefront.

Two customers and one employee are in serious condition; the other three were treated at the scene.

The power was turned back on at the Cookiedoodle on Main Street, but it will still be a while before it reopens.

The driver of a sedan smashed into the store. She told police she hit the gas, thinking the car was in reverse.

The store owner, Bernadette Feickert, said it happened so fast, the people in the store didn’t have time to get out of the way.

"It was a really loud crash,” Feickert said. “It didn't seem like there was any time to react to anything. It was over quickly. A lot of glass, a lot of noise, and my employee, who was working the front counter, was in the back room at that point."

The employee and two customers suffered broken bones and internal injuries.

Sergeant Jason Jackson, with Jenks Police, said, "The scene was pretty chaotic at first. Like I said, they had some pretty significant injuries; we were able to stabilize the building from falling in around the car and continuing to fall on the victims."

Jenks Police and Fire worked to get the store cleaned up before workers started boarding up the storefront.

Friday is a busy day for the shop and orders still had to get out the door.

Customer Felipe Ornelas said, "Hopefully they'll bounce back right away and keep going. It's sad news."

Cookiedoodle's owner is praying for everyone involved.

"It's devastating to us that customers were hurt. I'm not sure what the plan is right now, other than to just regroup and figure out what we're going to do," Feickert said.

Police said it's still too early in the investigation to determine if the driver will be ticketed.