Car accelerates into Trader Joe’s Castro Valley store, fire department responds
CASTRO VALLEY, Calif. – Alameda County Fire Department says they are responding to a Castro Valley Trader Joe’s because a car accelerated into the store Thursday afternoon. Four people were taken to the hospital, officials say. The fire department said five people were injured and that one refused medical treatment. CHP said the driver is a Hayward resident. The car ended up by the check-stand area. One of the people injured is a child.
A worker at the store on Redwood Street said there are wounds and that there were still individuals inside the store. California Thruway Watch affirmed the wounds and said the structure has since been cleared. The dark Toyota Avalon went into the store presently before 4 p.m.
Sgt. Ray Kelly with the Alameda County Sheriff’s Department said an older driver mistakenly accelerated into the Trader Joe’s. People inside were hit by debris and from the impact of the vehicle. Sgt. Kelly said none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.
A representative at the store on Redwood Street said there are wounds and that there were still individuals inside the store. California Parkway Watch affirmed the wounds and said the structure has since been emptied. The dim Toyota Avalon went into the store without further ado before 4 p.m.
Sgt. Kelly said CHP is the lead investigating agency and that the sheriffs’ department is assisting with traffic and helped evacuate people from the store. The fire department is checking the building for potential hazards.
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Crews managed to pull the car out of the store at around 4:25 p.m.
According to California Highway Patrol, about four to six people were injured, including at least one juvenile. All injuries are mild to moderate. The driver has no apparent injuries.
Multiple people have been hurt after a car crashed into a Trader Joe’s on Redwood Road in Castro Valley.
SKY7 arrived at the scene shortly after the accident happened around 3:45 p.m. Thursday afternoon.
Authorities say a man drove the 2005 Toyota Avalon about 50 feet into the store, which they don’t believe was intentional.