Tired snowplow driver crashes through TJ Maxx in Ohio, causes $450K in damage


Photo courtesy of Woodmere Village Police

WOODMERE, Ohio (WJW) — A snowplow driver lost control of his vehicle, crashing through a TJ Maxx store in Ohio Christmas morning.

The damage estimate to the Village Square Complex shopping center and inventory is near $450,000.

City officials say he lost control of the vehicle around 7:48 a.m. He told police he fell asleep after working long hours clearing snow from the weather event.

The driver is 34 and is the owner of the snowplow company, according to a press release. He was taken to Hillcrest Hospital for medical evaluation and was treated for minor injuries.

He was charged with failure to control the vehicle and will appear in Woodmere Village Mayor’s Court Saturday.

The driver did have insurance coverage for his business and automobile.

The store will remain closed until further notice.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.


COVID Tip: Wash Your Hands

COVID Tip: Cover When Coughing and Sneezing

COVID Tip: Disinfecting

COVID Tip: Cover Your Mouth

COVID Tip: Avoid Close Contact

COVID-19 Tip: Disinfect Areas

COVID-19 Tip: Wash Hands Often

ValleyCentral App Links

App Store Link
Google Play Link