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Dominos employees were in for a surprise Tuesday morning when a pickup truck crashed through the front doors of the building shortly before the lunch rush and came to a stop in front of the ordering counter.

Susan Guidry, 54, of Clovis, was behind the wheel of the white Ford pickup along with her 29-year-old daughter, 8-year-old granddaughter and 16-month-old grandson.

Guidry said she tried to apply the brake several times and even went as far as attempting to put the truck into park before crashing through the glass doors at the south side of the building.

“It wouldn’t stop. It just kept going and wouldn’t do anything.” said Guidry.

“I’ve never been so scared in my whole life. I’m thankful no one was inside, I’ve never hurt anyone in my life.”

Guidry’s daughter, Carol Harrison, from College Station, Texas, said she was glad no one was hurt.

“She (Guidry) went to stop and the truck wouldn’t do anything and everyone started screaming,” Harrison said. “I could not believe that happened.”

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A pickup truck crashed through the main entrance of Domino’s Pizza Tuesday morning before the restaurant’s lunch rush. No one in the building or the driver and three passengers were hurt in the accident.

The restaurant’s lobby was empty during the incident, said Dominos general manager Cruz Lopez.

Lopez said he was making pizzas when the truck crashed into the building at 11:25 a.m.

“It sounded like someone had dropped a bunch of plates and I turned around and saw the front of a truck.” said Lopez.

Lopez said it was luck that no one was in the dining room because it happened at the beginning of their lunch rush.

Lopez said the restaurant closed until 5 p.m. to clean up but said he expected to resume carry out and delivery orders by Tuesday evening.

Guidry and her family still placed their order and ate at the restaurant after the incident, according to Dominos driver captain Matt Gossman.