Driver in serious condition after Enchanted Lake storefront crash

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A 29-year-old man is recovering from injuries after driving his car into a storefront in Enchanted Lake Friday night.

The glass facade at the Smiles Forever dental office on Keolu Drive was completely demolished when the car came around a corner and crashed through the entrance.

Owner and dentist Steven Uchida says it’s fortunate the crash happened when the office was closed.

“The driver did a pretty good job of finding all the soft spots in my office,” he said. “My front desk crumpled in half, and then he hit this corner dry wall over here, and it’s an unsupported corner, so it’s very soft. … I don’t think he was going very fast. It slowed him right there.”

EMS officials say the driver is hospitalized in serious condition.

The dental office plans to open as scheduled on Wednesday morning. Employees say they hope the shopping center will install barriers on the walkway in front of the office.

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