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2 Transported After Car Crashes Into Star Market in Dedham



    Star Market Crash Injures 2 Elderly People

    A driver crashed into the entrance of the Star Market in Dedham, Massachusetts, leaving two people hurt.

    (Published Saturday, March 4, 2017)

    An 83-year-old woman and her husband have been taken to a hospital after she crashed her car into a Star Market Friday in Dedham, Massachusetts.

    The driver lost control of her car in the parking lot and slammed into the front entrance.

    "She was parked and she backed out ... she went really quick -- as if you're going around in a race track," said witness Peggy Crawford. "Barely missed me and went into the front door."

    The crash caused major damage to the flower shop section of the Star Market on Route 1 in Dedham and to the entryway, as well.

    Car Crashes Into Star Market in Dedham, Mass.

    [NECN] Car Crashes Into Star Market in Dedham, Mass.

    A car has crashed into a Star Market in Dedham, Massachusetts Friday.

    (Published Friday, March 3, 2017)

    "All of the sudden I saw this squeaking car," said shopper Dee Coentro. "I looked back, and it drove right into the store."

    Coentro says when she got outside she realized her car had been hit.

    "I told the cops, 'that is my car,'" said Coentro.

    Investigators say the driver first hit Coentro's car in the lot, then she hit the gas pedal before plowing into the supermarket.

    A good Samaritan also ran over to help.

    "First thing I did was just rush over to the door, open it up and check if they were OK," said Gregory Frank, who says he has some EMT training. "Instincts just kind of kick in at that point."

    The driver and her husband, who was a passenger, were taken to the hospital for evaluation.

    "She was very confused," said Lt. Michael Lessard of the Dedham Fire Department.

    Police will file to have her license revoked.

    The store closed down for a brief period, but reopened Friday.

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