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This was the scene at Les Schwab in Quincy on, May 17, after a vehicle entered the front window. The store's assistant manager was injured in the incident and taken to Plumas District Hospital. Photo by Kelli Columbro

Details emerge regarding vehicle that drove into Les Schwab

And now for the rest of the story. Last Wednesday, May 17, Plumas News reported that a vehicle went through the front window of Les Schwab in Quincy, but had no details. It was a busy day for law enforcement in Plumas County, as that was the same day that Portola schools went into lockdown following a threat made to C. Roy Carmichael Elementary. Plumas News contacted the CHP office in Quincy seeking more information, but it wasn’t available until today.

According to the CHP, Thomas Holten, 79, of Quincy, was driving his daughter’s vehicle to Les Schwab for a scheduled oil change when he attempted to park the vehicle on the north side of the building.  As he was slowing to stop in a parking space, Holten’s foot slipped from the brake and onto the accelerator causing the vehicle to lunge forward through the north wall of the Les Schwab building.  J

The store’s assistant manager, Jaime Miranda, 43, also of Quincy, was looking for some tires on the front racks when Holten’s vehicle came through the north window and wall directly at him.  As the vehicle struck the tire shelves, Miranda became engulfed in the tangle of shelving and tires and was pushed all the way toward the front counter area.  Miraculously, Miranda was not crushed during the incident. Holten’s vehicle came to rest completely inside the store while entangled in the shelving and tires.

Holten was uninjured during the collision, but Miranda was transported to the Plumas District Hospital for his injuries.

2 thoughts on “Details emerge regarding vehicle that drove into Les Schwab

  • Good to see Jaime back at work soon after the incident.

  • Good grief Jaime, hope you weren’t hurt too bad!

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