Man crashes into Metro PCS store, injures 5

November 4, 2010 11:49:38 PM PDT
Five people were hurt after a man drove his car into a Metro PCS store at Mission Plaza in Daly City.

Around 6 p.m. on Thursday a man drove a car straight into a Metro PCS store at the shopping center. A blue Impala smashed into the front of the store and hit the back of the store when the driver, a 46-year-old man from San Francisco, was pulling into a parking spot.

"For some unknown reason he did not break but continued into the path of the store. Initially there was some concern over a possible medical emergency, but there's also some development he may be under the influence of a drug," says Daly City Police Sgt. David Mackriss.

Five people were rushed to the hospital including the driver of the car. The driver and four of the people injured inside the store were taken to SF General Hospital and one person was taken to South City Kaiser. Everyone is being treated for minor injuries.

One Metro PCS employee appeared to be hurt in the neck and shoulder area.

There was a huge response from area firefighters and police to secure the scene and stabilize the people injured from the crash.

The Metro PCS store usually closes down around 7 p.m., but it closed immediately after the crash. All other businesses did stay open, despite access to their stores were completely blocked for a few hours.

The driver will likely be charged with a DUI as well as causing injuries to others.


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