Workers trapped after car crashes into Vancouver Island Walmart

Apr 10 2021, 2:57 pm

Several Walmart workers were trapped inside an industrial freezer on Friday after a car crashed into the building.

The Saanich Police Department said first responders were called to the Uptown Shopping Centre on April 10 for reports of a “vehicle incident” in the mall’s parkade.

Once on scene, it was discovered that a car had driven through a parkade wall and into the lower level of a Walmart, trapping several people inside the store.

“Crews have rescued Walmart employees that were trapped in the commercial coolers,” the Saanich Fire Department tweeted.

The fire department said the driver of the vehicle sustained “minor injuries” in the accident, and Saanich Police shared that the trapped workers had “non-life-threatening” injuries.

Police clarified on Saturday that early reports identifying the driver as an “elderly woman” were untrue, and that the investigation was ongoing.

Daily Hive has reached out to The Saanich Police Department and will update this story accordingly. 

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