Stephen Rector froze for a second. He couldn’t believe what he saw headed toward his record store Wednesday afternoon.
Rector is owner of Revolution Records at 1830 Locust St. in the Crossroads Arts District. He was tending to customers when he witnessed a two-vehicle crash that sent one car careening into the front door of the business.
The vehicle was driven by a woman who had a toddler in the back seat, Rector said.
“I heard a sound, looked up and I saw a car headed for the door,” he said. “I warned the two (customers) that were in here — I’m not sure what I said, but I probably can’t repeat what I said.”
The impact damaged the store’s entryway, including a wood door and windows, but nobody was hurt. Rector was unsure how much damage from the unexpected visit would cost to repair, adding that the merchandise was spared damage.
“There was glass everywhere,” he said. “Luckily there was no real structural damage, but more importantly than that, nobody got hurt.”
The Kansas City Police Department and the Kansas City Fire Department both confirmed that there were no injuries reported.
Rector spent the rest of the afternoon surveying damage and calling insurance agents. He pondered when the store would reopen.
“It might take us a couple of days, but we’ll get ’er going,” Rector said.