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Owner of Northampton Used Car Dealership Reacts To Damage

NORTHAMPTON, Mass. (WGGB) – He’s had time to digest the damage, and on Monday, Pleasant Journey owner Jack Davey seemed to be in good spirits.

”We were like holy mackerel. Holy mackerel. It was pretty shocking at first, the number of cars and the damage” Davey expressed.

It’s the first day the Pleasant Journey Used Car Dealership has been open since Saturday night’s accident.

Police say a man crashed into 9 parked cars there before knocking out a telephone pole and flipping over.

Firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to get the driver out.

With such a large accident, Jack doesn’t think he’ll press charges. Yet, this isn’t the 1st time he’s hit a snag. “I used to run a Toyota dealership and we had a fire at the dealership and 60 to 70 cars were destroyed. I don’t want to say I’m lucky, but this is only 9,” he shared.

Two days after Saturday’s accident, the infamous 9 cars are still attracting spectators at the dealership. “I heard about it Sunday morning, I didn’t get a chance out here and look at it but it’s amazing. What a mess” said Northampton native Bill Letendre.

However, Jack is open for business. “This is just 1 of the challenges in a series of challenges of any small business. So we’re rolling with the punches”

The show must go on.  Both the driver and passenger had minor injuries. Davey says the damaged cars will be removed today, and is contacting buyers in Florida and New Jersey for more inventory.

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