With its façade still covered by plywood almost a week after a pick-up truck smashed into the front of the shop, destroying its entry and breaking a window, Melody Nails salon on the 900 block of Foothill Boulevard is back in business, with clients and staffers using the rear entrance.
In an incident that salon employees said raised memories of the fatal April 2009 runaway truck crash in La Cañada, a pick-up truck collided with a car at about 3 p.m. on Friday, went out of control and crashed into the front of the nail salon. No serious injuries were reported.
The truck collided with the vehicle in front of it while westbound on Foothill Boulevard, according to Sgt. Randy Tuinstra of the Crescenta Valley Sheriff’s Station. It then veered southward across the boulevard, jumped a median, struck a tree and smashed into the front of the salon.
Julie Ta, an employee of the salon, said that she was working with a customer who was seated in the salon’s front chair when she heard a loud crack. On looking up, Ta saw the truck heading over the median toward the shop before smashing through the salon’s front wall.