Woman runs into Virginia Beach Dollar Tree; shopper injured

(Photo courtesy of Greg Gadberry/WAVY)

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (WAVY) – Officials say a woman drove into the front of the Dollar Tree at the Haygood Shopping Center Thursday.

Emergency crews were called to the 1000 block of Independence Boulevard at 1:08 p.m.

The woman driving the vehicle wasn’t hurt, but another woman shopping in the store at the time was taken to the hospital for what appeared to be minor injuries.

The driver was the only occupant of the vehicle.

Units from the Virginia Beach Fire Department responded to the scene to treat the injured woman and ensure liquids leaking from the damaged vehicle did not spark a fire.

The accident, which caused extensive damage to the storefront and to some merchandise inside, is under investigation.

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