NEW DETAILS: Truck plows into Durant business

DURANT, Okla., (KXII) -- New details have been released after a truck plowed into a Durant business Saturday.

"It sounded like a jet going over and then a bomb going off," said April Drake.

Saturday afternoon, April Drake went in to this U.S. Cellular off West Main Street and South 21st Avenue to pay her bill. What she and an employee experienced a few minutes later, still shocks her.

"The next thing I knew, I saw the headlight of the truck and the desk," said Drake. "And it hit me and flew me back."

Durant Police say around 12 p.m., a woman driving a black pickup truck had just left the Jack in the Box next door, when either her truck became defective or she may have hit the accelerator instead of the brake pedal.

"Taylor, the other worker, and two customers, they were standing right there where the truck stopped just moments before," Drake said. "And they had just moved from that spot."

"It was really scary," said Taylor Rhodes. "I've never had anything like that happen to me before."

Rhodes is an associate at the U.S. Cellular.

"There was dust flying everywhere," Rhodes said. "Our first reaction was to make sure the two person that were right beside where it came through were okay."

One person was taken to the hospital from the scene. Drake says her husband later took her to be evaluated.

"I just really couldn't believe it," Drake said. "That I actually survived it and everyone did too."

The U.S. Cellular retailer and adjoining Farmers Insurance are closed for now. But representatives with both companies say they will reopen as soon as they can. Ultimately, they'll glad everyone was okay.

"I know God was watching out for us and our guardian angel were standing right beside us," said Drake.

The driver of the truck received a citation for driver inattentiveness. Police say other charges against the driver are not expected at this time.