Tredyffrin Twp., Pa. – Late afternoon, a car crashes into a Famous Footwear store in the Twp of Tredyffrin of Chester County. Four people were injured and were delivered to a local hospital.
According to Chief Eamon Brazunas of Berwyn Fire Department the accident occurred at about 6:00 in the afternoon of Tuesday at block 200 Gateway Shopping Center along E. Swedesford Road.
There were damages and scary moments for five people who were inside the Famous Footwear Store. Onlookers told investigators that a 75-year-old man operator of the vehicle nonchantly drove through the front of the store and continued driving, pinning a customer inside.
The victim was trapped in between the car front and the wall that took emergency crew about 20 minutes to extricate the man. One customer and another employee of the store were struck by scattering glass fragments. The driver and three injured were transported to Paoli Hospital.
Mary Guyer and her friends were having dinner in Panera Bread when she saw the commotion. She said they had no idea why there were ambulances, fire engines and lot of commotions.
These people shopping in Famous Footwear were in confusion and Guyer stated that one of her companion had a son working in the store and he was hurt. They were all feeling agog and scared.
Of the four people brought to the Paoli, only one was in serious condition and stayed for evaluation. The others were treated and released.
The authorities are continuing investigation.
The driver was suspected of being DUI crashed his car through the plate glass windows of a Chester County shoe store Tuesday night and injured three customers. Detective Sgt. of the Tredyffrin Police Department, Todd Bereda said that the male driver, age 75 alleged to be under the influenced smashed his car through the front glass windows of the Famous Footwear store in the Gateway shopping center on Swedesford Road at around 6:00 o’clock late Tuesday afternoon.
The driver, whose name was not being released by police, including three others injured, was taken to Paoli hospital for non-life threatening injuries. The operator of the car was arrested for suspicion of driving under the influence after he crashed his Cadillac Sedan ATS inside the store.
At the time of the mishap, five persons were inside the store but only three were injured by the vehicle. Including the driver, the three were taken to the hospital. One sustained serious injury as he was pinned beneath the car for nearly 20 minutes as members of the Berwyn fire company worked to free him.
Present in the scene were the Berwyn EMS, Berwyn Fire Police, King of Prussia Fire Company, Paoli EMS and Radnor EMS all assisted Fire Department of Berwyn.
Ongoing investigation of the crash is conducted by the Police Department of Tredyffrin Township.
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