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Australia: Car Crashes Through Window of Supermarket

By: RTV/Various/CBS
By: RTV/Various/CBS

An elderly woman drove her car through the front window of a supermarket in Australia's city of Melbourne on Monday (July 8).

A CCTV camera that was installed inside the shop, caught the moment of the crash.

Employees and shoppers at Piedmont’s Supermarket in Melbourne's suburb of Fitzroy North escaped injury, local media reported, adding that around 20 people were inside the shop at the time.

One unidentified employee described the incident.

"I was out the back when I heard the big bang. Boom. It was like a bomb," he said.

A man told reporters the elderly woman who was driving the car had panicked.

"As she reversed, a black car came up behind her which she hit, obviously panicked and threw her car into drive and floored the accelerator and then just went straight through the front window," he said.

The elderly woman, who has lived in the area for 40 years, was met by family members after the crash, local media said.

"She's been coming here for the last 40 years. Never, ever something happens," her brother-in-law
said.

Paramedics were deployed to the scene, but no one needed to be hospitalized, local media said.


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