No one hurt after SUV crashes into BJ's store in WaterburyPosted: Updated:
A vehicle in Waterbury slammed through a steel wall at a Waterbury store Tuesday morning.
According to Waterbury police, around 9:30 a.m., a 40-year-old female driver was driving a Ford Edge when it suddenly accelerated and drove into the side of the building.
The SUV went straight through the cinder block and into a caged area in the front of the store, which contained things such as DVDs and electronics.
"I came out to do some shopping, and I saw the fire truck and an ambulance and someone on a stretcher," said witness Ernie Bedas.
The unidentified female driver was not seriously injured, but she was taken to an area hospital just to be safe, police said.
Police said the building suffered significant damage, but said the structural integrity of the building was not compromised and the store remains open.
The store did not have a comment on the crash.
The driver told police that her vehicle just accelerated and she couldn't stop it. The cause remains under investigation, including the possibility that a mechanical problem caused the crash.
"It's amazing," Bedas said. "It must have been going really fast in order to do all the damage it did, because it went through the steel doors and knocked the brick out."
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