Coles customer seriously injured as car ploughs into store
Three people were taken to hospital, one in a serious condition, after a car ploughed into a busy Coles supermarket in Brisbane's north on Saturday.
The incident happened on Saturday afternoon at Taigum Village Shopping Centre in Brisbane's north. Video of the aftermath of the crash shows a car had crashed through the Coles' entrance.
The glass door is seen to be completely bent out of shape and people are seen gathering outside the store.
Stunned bystanders can be seen gazing on.
An elderly shopper became stuck under the car, sustaining significant head and chest injuries, the Courier Mail reported.
Paramedics rushed to the scene shortly after 3.30pm.
"Three patients have been transported to Royal Brisbane and Women's Hospital following the earlier incident at Taigum," Queensland Ambulance said.
"Two in stable conditions and one patient in a serious condition with critical care paramedic on board for transport."
Two people were inside the vehicle when it drove into the Coles store.
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Queensland Ambulance Service medical director Stephen Rashford said it was lucky more people weren't injured, as the car crashed into the supermarket's entrance, where people tend to congregate.
#Taigum - Paramedics, including critical care, High Acuity Response Unit and the QAS Medical Director are assessing three patients following a vehicle and pedestrian incident on Roghan Road and Handford Road at 3.40pm.
— Queensland Ambulance (@QldAmbulance) May 14, 2022
“It is certainly lucky we didn’t see more victims, given this was the entrance of Coles and you find that people often congregate by the entrance,” he said according to the Courier Mail.
“We could easily have had 10 or 12 people hit in that circumstance.”
He also praised the work of police and firefighters who were on the scene first and rendered first aid.
Yahoo News Australia understands police are not treating the incident as suspicious and investigations are ongoing.
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