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Driver plows SUV in grocery store

Police are considering charges after an SUV plowed through the front of a Thrifty Foods on Vancouver Island Tuesday afternoon, injuring three shoppers.

The driver, believed to be a 75-year-old woman, drove a white Subaru into the Thrifty Foods on Quadra Street in Saanich at around 3:15 p.m., hitting a checkout till and knocking over a handful of customers.

Const. Mark Prill said the victims are around 40, 60 and 70 years old, and nobody was seriously injured.

“They fell back as a result of the car hitting the till but the most serious injury might have been a broken leg to one of them,” Prill said.

“They were all alert, talking to us and in reasonably good spirits considering the circumstances.”

The cause of the crash is still under investigation. A witness told CTV News it appeared the driver was trying to park when she accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake and drove into the store.

Police don’t believe there are any mechanical issues with the Subaru. Prill said charges are pending against the suspect driver, who was not injured in the crash.



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