Car Crashes into Grocery Store Produce Section

The elderly driver's license will be re-evaluated, according to CHP

By Christina London and Elena Gomez
|  Monday, Nov 4, 2013  |  Updated 6:54 AM PDT
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The driver's daughter told NBC 7 her father had just dropped her off at the front of the store. He was going to park the car. But, that's not what happened. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

The driver's daughter told NBC 7 her father had just dropped her off at the front of the store. He was going to park the car. But, that's not what happened. NBC 7's Brandi Powell reports.

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Shoppers at a Spring Valley grocery store got quite a shock Sunday afternoon: A car plowed through the front of the store and into the produce section.

The accident happened just before 2 p.m. at the Save-A-Lot in the 8700-block of Broadway.

According to officials, the driver was an 85-year-old man.

The driver’s daughter told NBC 7 that her father had just dropped her off in front of the store. She said he was going to park the car, but accidentally slammed into the store instead.

The man suffered a minor injury, according to officials. No one inside Save-A-Lot was hurt.

The California Highway Patrol said the man will have to get his driver’s license re-evaluated.

The store was evacuated. It is expected to reopen at 7 a.m. Monday.

Spring Valley resident Wayne Rambo was across the street at the time and heard the crash happen.

"It sounded like an explosion," he said. "I thought one of the washing machines in the laundromat exploded or something."

Rambo said he went over to see the damage and was shocked by what he saw.

"It looked like a bomb went off because there was glass all over the place," he said.

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