Van plows into kids' gym at strip mall in El MiragePosted: Updated:
EL MIRAGE, Ariz. (AP) -- No injuries are reported after a van crashed into a strip mall in El Mirage Friday morning.
The accident occurred in what is described as a strip mall in the 13,000 block of North Dysart Road.
Assistant El Mirage Police Chief Steve Campbell tells The Associated Press a 49-year-old woman driving a van mistook the gas for the brake and drove into a building.
A nearby barber shop with about 10 customers was evacuated. Campbell says there are no injuries.
The owner of the nearby Riff Raff Bar and Grill Rick Cantour tells The AP there's a big hole in the building and several fire trucks and emergency vehicles are on the scene.
Cantour says he's in a different building about 70 yards from the accident scene, but didn't hear or feel the crash and says there was no fire.