Elderly Vancouver driver crashes car through Mac’s convenience store entrance

Vancouver Courier


A South Granville Mac’s convenience store has been left seriously damaged after an elderly woman crashed her car through the front entrance Wednesday morning.

The collision occurred at about 9:50 a.m. at the shop on the corner of Hemlock Street and Broadway.

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Vancouver Police Department Constable Steve Addison said officers at the scene were still investigating what happened.

“The vehicle was being driven by a Vancouver woman in her 70s,” he said.

“The investigation will determine the circumstances that led to the incident.”

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He said there did not appear to be any serious injuries.

A witness, Vikram Biring, who was outside the shop when the crash occurred, told the Courier he believed the driver hit the accelerator instead of the brake as she was parking her car.

“She was parking and she must have hit the gas pedal and the car just hit into the store,” Biring explained.

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“It was a very big, loud noise. It was scary.”

Firefighters and ambulance teams were also in attendance.

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