Safety And Security

Car crashes through Shoppers window in Brantford




A silver Toyota Matrix crashed through the front window of the Shoppers Drug Mart store on Colborne Street West on Thursday injuring two people.


The extent of the injuries haven’t been made public.


The incident occurred just after 10 a.m. The car went right through the glass window located right beside the front door behind the handicapped parking sign. The sign wasn’t damaged but there was a tire skid mark just before the smashed window.


Witnesses said there were two people – a mother and son – who were in the store and injured as a result of the mishap.


There were two women in the SUV and they were shaken up but otherwise appeared to be okay, witnesses said.


June Nicholson was in the Shoppers when the accident happened and heard the vehicle crash through the window.


“I went down to the pharmacy and told the people there that something had happened – something bad,” Nicholson said. “I thought guns were involved.


“They were already on the phone calling for help.”


A couple of Brant OPP officers were in the area at the time and were first on the scene and tended to the victims until city police officers, firefighters and paramedics arrived on the scene.


City police, firefighters and paramedics were on the scene within minutes and rushed into the store to take care of the victims and safeguard the scene. At one point, there were four ambulances on the scene, three fire trucks and as many as five police vehicles including a couple of cruisers.


It is the second time in less than two weeks that a vehicle has, for some inexplicable reason, driven through the front window of a store in Brantford.


A vehicle drove through the window of Second Chance at the plaza at 59 King George causing more than $100,000 damage and shaking up staff members and customers.

By Vincent Ball, Brantford Expositor




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