CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Four people were injured after a vehicle ran into a store off of the Midlothian Turnpike on Monday afternoon.
The vehicle ran into the Optometrist Visionworks located at the Stonehenge Village Shopping Center. Eddi Berry, a spokesperson with Chesterfield Fire and EMS, said four people were taken to the hospital, but no one had significant injures.
8News reporter Sierra Fox spoke with a David Swaby who was there during the accident. He said he was inside the store picking up a pair of glasses when the car crashed into the building.
“I jumped in, there was a lady panicked and a kid under the wheel. There was a mother screaming for her daughter. I got the daughter out, assisted with getting the woman who was pinned out, and convinced the driver to crawl across the door, and open the passenger door and I pulled her out,” said Swaby.
Visionworks General Manager Renee Ferrucci said she has never experienced anything so tragic.
“I am very grateful nobody was killed,” said Ferrucci. “When you go to work, it’s a Monday, prepping for my day, I would never expect that something like this to happen and I think it was a miracle that nobody was seriously injured.”
This incident is still being investigated by the Chesterfield Police Department.
Right now, no word yet if charges will be filed or the exact cause of the crash.
The car was towed away around 5:30 p.m.
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