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RAYTOWN, MO (KCTV) -

The owner of a Raytown drug store is counting his blessings after a truck flew into his business, nearly hitting him.

Workers inside Fox's Drugs, located near Raytown Road and 63rd Street, were still picking up the pieces and the building remained boarded up hours after the scary incident.

"Almost shock. You can't quite envision a truck flying through the front of your building," said Gary Fox, the pharmacy's owner.

Fox said he was behind the pharmacy counter talking to a delivery man when a white pickup truck went airborne, slamming into the store. The delivery man was just a few feet away from where the truck landed.

Fox said the driver was having a medical issue and he tried to help.

"I was totally blocked from being able to go on to the driver's side, so I was able to get in the passenger side and turn the engine off," he said.

It was then that he said police and paramedics ordered everyone out of the store.

The driver was taken to the hospital with critical injuries.

In the meantime, Fox is trying to figure out what's next for his family business that has been at the location since 1939.

"As far as the store intact, who knows what the future bears?" he said.

There were no customers inside when the crash happened.

A city engineer looked over the building and has determined it to be structurally sound, so the store will be open Wednesday morning.

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