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Six people injured after woman drives through south Sacramento storefront

Security guard at Dollar Tree describes the aftermath of a crash into the store

Jamal Maaz, a security guard at Dollar Tree at the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and 65th Avenue, describes the scene after a car crashed into a storefront on July 12, 2018. Six people were injured.
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Jamal Maaz, a security guard at Dollar Tree at the intersection of Stockton Boulevard and 65th Avenue, describes the scene after a car crashed into a storefront on July 12, 2018. Six people were injured.

Six people, including a child, have suffered minor injuries after a car crashed through a Dollar Tree storefront Thursday in south Sacramento.

The Sacramento Metropolitan Fire District said the accident happened around 2:40 p.m. at the Dollar Tree store at 7020 Stockton Blvd. when a woman thought to be in her 70s accidentally accelerated through the store’s glass window.

Only three of the six people injured were transported to the hospital, according to Fire Department spokesman Chris Vestal. He also said that he believed none of the injuries to be life-threatening.

Angela Kerr, 51, was outside of the Dollar Tree talking with a security guard when the crashed occurred.

“The woman came through, and the next thing I know it was like a train, everything splattered everywhere,” Kerr said.

Kerr said that a young boy and his grandfather were two of the people injured in the crash. Injuries were sustained by people both inside the vehicle and in the store.

Vestal said that the California Highway Patrol is investigating the incident.

This story is developing; check back with sacbee.com for updates.

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