The car that crashed into the Walmart at Uptown Shopping Centre in Saanich Friday afternoon has been removed without incident.
Saanich Fire Department says the vehicle was pulled out safely through a new hole in the opposite wall by a tow truck late Friday evening.
The crash initially happened shortly before 5 p.m. on Friday after the vehicle, which was on a lower parkade level, drove through the concrete wall and into the interior of Wal-Mart — trapping workers in the cooler of the store’s deli section.
The female driver of the vehicle was treated for minor injuries by BC Emergency Health Services.
Dan Wood with Saanich Fire told CHEK News Friday the woman behind the wheel was able to walk away from the incident.
Saanich Police, however, are not confirming the age or gender of the driver involved, only saying that it was not an older female.
The investigation into the crash remains ongoing.
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Fire crews returned later in the evening as the car was removed out a new hole in the opposite wall.
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