Courtenay business temporarily closed after car slams into it

Courtenay business temporarily closed after car slams into it
Facebook/Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes
The damage at Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes after a car slammed into building property Sunday.

Comox Valley Kayaks and Canoes says it is closed until further notice after a car went into property at the business at high-speed Sunday in Courtenay.

A post on the business’s Facebook account says everyone is okay, but there is extensive damage to the building in the 2000-block of Cliffe Avenue. Equipment was also badly damaged.

Owner Kerry Webb told CHEK News she is meeting with a structural engineer to assess the building Tuesday. She says she hopes to re-open within days, using a temporary structure or trailer if the building is unusable.

She says the timing of the crash is especially difficult, since the shop sees most of its business in July and August.

Comox Valley RCMP has not provided details into the crash, including a cause or injuries occupants in the vehicle.

One of the owners of the business commented on the Facebook post, saying this being is the “sixth or seventh time Comox Valley Kayaks has been involved in a motor vehicle crash”.

The crash happened around 5 p.m.


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