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Car Smashed Into Fort Lauderdale Business, Two People Injured

FORT LAUDERDALE (CBSMiami) - Two people were injured when the car they were in crashed into a business near Fort Lauderdale Beach, leaving behind thousands of dollars in damage.

The incident happened shortly before 4 a.m. Tuesday on East Las Olas Blvd near A1A.

Perry Bray said he saw the car, a silver Mercedes-Benz, coming across the bridge and the next thing he heard was loud a loud screech and then the sound of the crash as it slammed into a business called Holiday Shop.

"It was nasty, the car went backward through the store," he said.

Bray, who was friends, said he ran to help the people in the car.

"I ran down the block and I found the two guys inside. I pulled one out of the passenger window and I helped the other guy get out of the driver's seat," he said.

"They were very bloody," he added. "There was blood all over the place."

"The guy crawled out and he had blood all over his head," said Todd Ashwood who witnessed the aftermath.

Witnesses said the driver and passenger were disoriented but were still able to walk after the crash

The crash destroyed one side of the business, leaving mannequins and other items that were in the display scattered amongst the shattered glass.

Bray said he's grateful that he was in the right place at the right time.

"You got two human beings in a car, smashed in a store with the doors closed, you're going to do what you can right?" he said.

According to Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue, a man who identified himself as the passenger of the vehicle was transported to the hospital with minor injuries.

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