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26 injured after truck drives into local grocery store

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26 injured after truck drives into local grocery store

By Jacqui Heinrich. CREATED Mar 1, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Police said 26 people were injured after a truck drove into a Food 4 Less near Sahara and Eastern avenues Saturday afternoon.

The incident happened around 2:50 p.m.

An 88-year-old female drove a full size pickup truck about 80 yards into the frozen food section of the store. 

"About four cash registers were just wiped out, then I went to the back of the store and there was a truck sitting at the end of aisle 6," said Cathie Blake, a witness.

Witnesses said they saw the driver clip a car in the parking lot before she went into the building. "She just kept on going," Tom Bennett, another witness, told Action News.

17 people were treated on scene for minor injuries, and nine people were taken to the hospital with various injuries.

According to police, two of the nine people who were taken to the hospital were employees. One is said to be listed in critical condition. Police said he was working a register at the front of the store and was one of the first people to be hit. His body was dragged the full 80 yards to the back of the store where the truck came to a stop near the frozen foods section.

There is no word on if the driver was impaired or suffered from a medical episode, although police did conduct a sobriety test.

There is no estimate yet on the cost of the damages.

Jacqui Heinrich

Jacqui Heinrich

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Jacqui Heinrich is currently a general assignment reporter for Action News.