A pedestrian was taken to hospital Sunday afternoon with serious injuries after being struck by a vehicle during a dramatic crash.
Emergency crews responded to the Shoppers Drug Mart on Lemarchant Road in St. John’s shortly after 3:00 p.m.. Upon arrival at the scene they discovered an SUV that had gone over the sidewalk and partially through the front window of the store.
Witnesses to the incident said that the SUV traveled across the parking lot, striking a parked vehicle before going onto the sidewalk in front of the store. A 42 year old female, who had reportedly just exited the store, was struck by the SUV as it crashed through the glass windows. The individual became trapped under the vehicle inside the store.
Firefighters used wood cribbing and air bags to lift the vehicle off the individual. It took roughly an hour to extricate them. Paramedics took the pedestrian to hospital with what were described as serious injuries. The two occupants of the SUV, including the 77 year old male driver, were uninjured in the crash. A person who was waiting in the parked vehicle that was struck was also not hurt.
The store was forced to close as crews worked, and as the scene was cleaned. An investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing.
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Shoppers Drug Mart on Lemarchant Rd. is currently closed following a single-vehicle crash, and one person has been seriously injured.
An SUV went through a front window of the store, shortly after 3:00 Sunday afternoon. A pedestrian was struck by the vehicle, and became trapped underneath. They have been taken to hospital with serious injuries.
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