Skip to main content

Happy ending in shop crash

Connecticut dealer Ed Zehall had a close call recently when a van came crashing through the front door of his shop.


It wasn’t a smash-and-grab theft attempt, but a medical problem that affected the 77-year-old woman who was driving.

Zehall and an employee could have been in the doorway, except they had returned to the back office to help out with a printer problem.

“If I had not gone back to check the problem with the printer, the sales rep and I would have been in the doorway when the minivan came crashing through,” he said.

The van driver also escaped with nothing but a slight bloody nose from the airbag deployment, Zehall said.

After closing for repairs, the Valley Coins of Seymour, Conn., was again welcoming customers on Nov. 1.

This article was originally printed in Numismatic News.
>> Subscribe today or get your >> Digital Subscription

More Collecting Resources

• Are you a U.S. coin collector? Check out the 2017 U.S. Coin Digest for the most recent coin prices.

• Any coin collector can tell you that a close look is necessary for accurate grading. Check out this USB microscope today!