An SUV went off the road, crashed through a wall and window and ended up entirely inside a store in downtown Nanaimo.
No one who was inside the store was reported injured in the incident, which happened at Man Lee Oriental Market on Terminal Avenue at about 3:30 p.m. Thursday.
Emergency personnel said it appeared the vehicle had been travelling northbound on Terminal when it veered off the road for unknown reasons.
People who were working in the store told the News Bulletin they were in other parts of the store when the crash happened.
“Otherwise I would be there,” said Enid Wong. “We were all not in that area. We were so lucky.”
Victoria Ursulak said she heard a loud noise but didn’t expect that it could have come from a vehicle inside the store.
“It’s terrifying but it’s hilarious at the same time. It’s a giant 4×4 vehicle … that’s why it got through the concrete,” she said.
The woman driving the vehicle was taken to hospital with injuries that didn’t appear to be serious, said crews.