3 taken to hospital after vehicle veers onto sidewalk outside Scottsdale Safeway

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There was a mangled patio set next to the vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5) There was a mangled patio set next to the vehicle. (Source: 3TV/CBS 5)
SCOTTSDALE, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) -

Three people were taken to the hospital after a vehicle ran up onto the sidewalk outside a Scottsdale Safeway.

It happened at about 3:30 Tuesday afternoon at Shea Boulevard and Scottsdale Road.

Aerial video from the scene showed the SUV nudged up to a column supporting an overhang. There was a mangled patio set next to the vehicle.

The SUV appeared to be leaking fluid. The front driver side was visibly crunched and the wheel was turned to the extreme right.

According to the Scottsdale Police Department, a 70-year-old woman was behind the wheel of the SUV.

Officer Kevin Watts said the vehicle hit two men before the driver stopped "just short of the store." Both were taken to the hospital; one reportedly is in serious condition.

There also was an elderly woman in the SUV, police said. She suffered injuries that were not life-threatening and was taken to the hospital, as well.

Paramedics evaluated the driver at the scene, but she refused further treatment. Watts said she "fully cooperated with investigators."

The Scottsdale Fire Department said there was no structural damage to the building.

It’s not clear what caused the driver to veer onto the sidewalk, but according to White, investigators do not believe impairment was a factor.


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