Two injured after car crashes into ABC store in Galax, officials say

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GALAX, Va. (WFXR) — Both a clerk and a customer were injured after a car crashed through the door of an ABC store in Galax.

According to a Facebook post from the Galax Fire Department on Saturday, July 18, crews were dispatched at 2:48 p.m. to the ABC store at 974 East Stuart Drive after a vehicle crashed into the store.

When units arrived on scene, the department says they found a car completely inside the store. The driver managed to get out of the vehicle on his/her own, but fire officials say they still had to remove glass and frame pieces in order to remove the car.

Only the store clerk and one of the customers sustained any injuries, and first responders brought one of them to the hospital with what were believed to be non-life-threatening injuries, police say.

However, according to police, the elderly driver of the vehicle was uninjured during the crash. While the investigation is ongoing, authorities say neither drugs nor alcohol appear to be factors in the crash.

Officials say the store is closed at this time after sustaining significant property damage, as well as damage to the merchandise.

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