4 people injured after car crashes into Macy's at Newark mall

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People around the Macy's store in NewPark Mall described the scene and their reactions to the car crashing into the building.

Four people were injured and two others required medical attention after a car crashed into a NewPark Mall store in Newark late Wednesday afternoon, an Alameda County Fire Department spokeswoman said.

Fire crews responded to a report of a crash at the mall located south of Interstate Highway 880 at 4:48 p.m., fire spokeswoman Aisha Knowles.

The car went 50 feet into a Macy's department store at the mall that left four people injured, she said.

Three people were in the car at the the time of the crash, a 63-year-old woman who was driving the car, another adult woman and a girl. A boy had also been in the car before the crash, but he got out to use the bathroom.

VIDEO: Car crashes into Macy's at NewPark Mall


Six people went to the hospital, the driver and five customers. One customer was in serious condition. Two other people not directly involved in the crash suffered injuries Knowles called "secondary medical emergencies," such as a panic attack or shock.

Newark police evacuated everyone at the Macy's store, Knowles said.

The evacuation order was still in place as of 6:30 p.m., she said.

Katie Marzullo was there on the scene Wednesday evening. Follow her on twitter here: @KatieABC7


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