A van came crashing into the front of a chip shop while the driver queued up for his lunch.
The workman, who drives the Cliffe Property Services van, had parked the vehicle outside Towyn Fish and Chips in Towyn, Abergele, on Friday afternoon when the incident happened, NorthWalesLive reports.
The glass door was smashed and the frame around the shop front was bent by the impact.
The workman’s apprentice was still sat waiting in the cab when the van crashed into the front of the shop.
There were no injuries reported but Anthony Cliffe, who runs Cliffe Property Services, said it was another blow to his business.
Mr Cliffe said: “Somehow, the van ended up going through the front of the chippy, narrowly missing the worker as he got his lunch inside.
“The main thing is that everyone’s okay. The employee who was buying lunch was shaken but unhurt, but the damage to the shop and my van is bad.”
Mr Cliffe, who was not present at the time, said the incident was another blow to his fledgling firm.
He said: “It means I’ll be hit twice on my insurance now, when we’ve already been impacted by the coronavirus situation.
“I’ve had to dip into my personal savings to keep my employees in work throughout the pandemic as we carry out emergency repairs on properties such as houses of multiple occupation and elderly residence.
“This business has only been up and running for a few months – it’s not been the best year so far.”
A North Wales Police spokesman said: “We were called at 1.29pm today to a report that a vehicle had collided with the front of a shop on Towyn Road in Towyn. A man has been arrested on suspicion of drink and drug driving and enquiries are ongoing.”