Boat crashes through Gunnison store window

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GUNNISON -- In a bizarre accident in central Utah Sunday morning, a furniture store found itself caught in the middle.

It is not unheard of to have a car come crashing into a building, but a boat flying through the window? And in this case the nearest lake was miles away.

At the intersection of Highways 28 and 89 in Gunnison, a truck pulling a boat was heading north when a car turned onto the road to drive south; the two collided.

That collision catapulted the boat off its trailer, and the momentum sent it flying through a parking lot then right through the display window of Valley Furniture. The store was closed at the time, but several items of furniture for sale were damaged.

The people towing the boat were actually on their way to Yuba Lake to take it out for a test run.

In the end, no one involved in the accident suffered any injuries, although there are serious questions if the boat will ever float again.

Valley Furniture boarded up the windows Sunday and was open again for business Monday morning. In fact, it's the first day of the annual spring sale at Valley Furniture, which, at least on Monday, was being called the "Boat Crash Sale." It's what the owners hope is a once-in-a-lifetime event.



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