Around the time of the store opening, a driver crashed into a side door of the Bosley’s on Shelbourne Street, according to the operations manager.
Mike Loutit, the Bosley’s store operations manager, tells CHEK News there weren’t many people in the store, and that the driver crashed into a side door that isn’t used.
“The employee who was here says she just heard a big crash that scared the heck out of her,” Loutit said.
He says the driver told the employee that she thought she pressed on the brake, but actually pressed the gas, sending the car into the store.
The store is still open, and Loutit says the property manager has been very quick to get everything sorted out.
He says the door that was crashed into is not used and isn’t the emergency exit so there were shelves in front of it and no one was nearby that area at the time of the crash.
Sgt. Damian Kowalewich with Saanich Police says officers with the Traffic Safety Unit were called to the Bosley’s around 8:30 a.m.
“The driver was fine and was helped to leave the area by a loved one,” Kowalewich said.
He says the car was not driveable and was towed away from the scene.
Investigators are still looking in to what happened. Charges have not been recommended at this time but are a “possibility.”
Kowalewich says there is no evidence of impaired driving.