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Car crashes through the windows of Ridge Road Goin' Postal

Authorities did not release details of how this Toyota happened to go sailing through the front of Goin’ Postal on Ridge Road.

ROB KYLE | Special to the Times

Authorities did not release details of how this Toyota happened to go sailing through the front of Goin’ Postal on Ridge Road.

NEW PORT RICHEY — Ginger Kyle and her husband and son moved their shipping business, Goin' Postal, 2 miles down Ridge Road in July from their old location. They thought this space, close to Little Road, would be better because it's more visible from the street, Kyle said.

Perhaps too close to the street.

A teenage boy drove his car through the store's front windows Saturday evening, Kyle said. The boy had his driver's permit and his mother in the car with him, Kyle said.

The store was closed when the blue Toyota smashed into it. Kyle and her husband came to the store at 9113 Ridge Road in the Bass Lake Plaza, between a karate studio and a pizza place, about 5:30 p.m. because they got a call from their alarm system company.

They were shocked to see a car sitting inside the store.

"Someone truly went postal," Kyle said.

She said the boy and his mother weren't injured. The teen didn't say much.

"I think he was probably reflecting on what his driving future was going to be," Kyle said.

"From the look on his mother's face, I don't think it's going to be any time soon."

Kyle doesn't know why the boy plowed through her front windows. Information about the accident was unavailable from the Florida Highway Patrol, after attempts by the Times to obtain the material Tuesday and Wednesday.

Kyle said Goin' Postal never shuttered its doors after the accident.

There are boards across the smashed windows. The front door still works. The shattered glass was cleaned up. There are tire marks on Kyle's brand-new carpet.

"It's a blessing that no one was here and no one was hurt," Kyle said.

Erin Sullivan can be reached at esullivan@sptimes.com or (727) 869-6229.

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Goin' Postal

The shipping store at 9113 Ridge Road, in the Bass Lake Plaza in New Port Richey, remains open for business. The phone number is (727) 847-7799 and the website is http://goinpostalnewportrichey.com.

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