A PEDESTRIAN was off to buy a lottery ticket on Monday after a lucky escape from two cars that crashed into the green grocer’s shopfront on the Narooma Flat.
Police investigations continue into how a car parked on the other side of the Princes Highway came to cross both lanes of traffic in reverse before striking the parked car and eventually the shop front.
Bernard McKinnon was travelling home to Nowra when he stopped on the Princes Highway to buy some lunch.
He was walking past the Narooma Fruit and Veg shop when he heard squealing tyres and looked up to see a white sedan hurtling backwards toward him from the other side of the highway.
The car crashed into a parked 4WD and forced it up onto the footpath.
Mr McKinnon instinctively put out his hand to fend off the 4WD and leaped backwards just before the two cars crashed violently into the shop front.
Even though he was lucky to not have been crushed against the wall, he raced around to the sedan to see if the driver was hurt.
Ambulance, police and the Rural Fire Service (RFS) officers promptly arrived at the scene.
Paramedics attended and treated the 53-year-old driver, who was in shock.
Mr McKinnon was also rather shaken up but was not injured.
The shop front sustained substantial structural damage to the brick wall and the large glass windows were shattered.