Tenn. Mac dealer gets accidental ‘drive thru’ customer
By Dennis Sellers
MacAuthority, the Mac reseller/vendor in Nashville, Tenn., had its first drive-through customer last week. And the company hopes it will be the last.
Nope, the company hasn’t installed a drive-through window. On Wednesday morning, around 2 am, a driver ran off I-65, through a fence, through a utility pole, and struck the MacAuthority building. The driver skimmed the side of the building, took out a big metal gate, and ended up in the parking lot.
“Her impact on the building knocked merchandise off shelves, but somehow those old heavy Mac IIs on display stayed firmly in their place,” Lucas Leverett, MacAuthority’s art and promotions director, told MacCentral. “When I arrived, I saw the mangled gate, and followed the trail of debris to the rest of the scene.”
Leverett was told that the driver was able to walk away from the wreck.
MacAuthority’s phones were down most of Wednesday, and the neighborhood lost power for a while. But now everything’s back to normal (more or less).
“Our sign on the interstate says ‘Exit now!’, but we never meant for someone to take that literally,” Leverett joked.