Car crashes into dollar store, injures woman in Henrico

HENRICO, VA (WWBT) - A woman is in the hospital after being hit by a car that crashed into a dollar store in Henrico.

Police say the call came in around 1 p.m. Thursday for a car that crashed into the Dollar General in the 3800 block of Mechanicsville Turnpike.  The vehicle hit a woman inside the store. Witnesses say she worked there.  She was taken to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening injuries.

"She [the driver] was pulling out and backed into the vehicle and then she floored it forward and drove into the store, then she hit the cashier and she was really panicked," says a woman who says she witnessed the whole thing. "She got out of the car crying and everything. I was shaking because I had just walked past this car, I could have been under that car."  A baby was also in the car.  Police say the baby did not have any injuries.

Police say charges are pending against the driver. A building inspector is on scene.

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