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Charlottetown store front, vehicles damaged following collision

A Charlottetown police officer is seen leaving The Great Canadian Dollar Store on June 4 during an investigation into a crash that caused extensive damage to the store and to several parked vehicles in the area. Photo by Beth Johnston
A Charlottetown police officer is seen leaving The Great Canadian Dollar Store on June 4 during an investigation into a crash that caused extensive damage to the store and to several parked vehicles in the area. Photo by Beth Johnston - Contributed
CHARLOTTETOWN, P.E.I. —

A 77-year-old Island woman will undergo a driving review following a crash in Charlottetown Tuesday that involved three unoccupied vehicles and damage to a store front.

Charlottetown police received a call at 1 p.m. on June 4 reporting an incident at 339 University Avenue – the location of The Great Canadian Dollar Store.

Sgt. Chris Watts said the woman was travelling west on Lincoln Street, near the Royal Bank, when she struck three unoccupied vehicles, causing one of the vehicles to crash into the business, causing “extensive” damage to the store structure.

Watts suspects the cost of damages is in the thousands.

“Any time you get into structural damages, the cost is astronomical,” he said, adding the impact caused a drink cooler inside the store to be knocked over, scattering drink containers all over the floor.

The Great Canadian Dollar Store on University Avenue sustained extensive damages after a parked vehicle was struck by another vehicle and smashed into the store front on June 4. Photo by Beth Johnston.
The Great Canadian Dollar Store on University Avenue sustained extensive damages after a parked vehicle was struck by another vehicle and smashed into the store front on June 4. Photo by Beth Johnston.

The driver was not hurt and has been sent to highway safety for an administrative driving assessment.

Two pedestrians suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Watts said the outcome could have been much worse, as it occurred in a busy area where lots of teenagers hang out during lunchtime.

“We’re very fortunate it didn’t end up worse than it was. It could have been catastrophic,” he told The Guardian.

The investigation is ongoing.

Emergency personnel assess the scene of a car accident on June 4 in the parking lot near The Great Canadian Dollar Store. The store and several unoccupied vehicles suffered extensive damage following a collision. Photo by Beth Johnston
Emergency personnel assess the scene of a car accident on June 4 in the parking lot near The Great Canadian Dollar Store. The store and several unoccupied vehicles suffered extensive damage following a collision. Photo by Beth Johnston


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