Vehicle crashes into Ocoee convenience store
OCOEE, Fla. – A vehicle crashed into a convenience store Tuesday in Ocoee.
Video from the scene showed the front of a silver SUV crashed through T's Lotto and Food Mart on east Silver Star Road around noon. The vehicle has since been removed and towed from the scene.
The driver suffered a medical condition right before the crash, according to Ocoee police.
Witnesses said the driver of the vehicle was temporarily trapped, and they helped him get out of the vehicle. He was transported to a hospital with minor injuries, according to authorities.
People who live and work nearby told what they saw and heard the after of the crash.
"It sounded like something exploded," Antonio Dias said. "The owner, he was trapped behind the counter so we helped him out."
Dias told News 6 he was able to help the owner of the store and the driver who crashed Into the store.
"We pulled him out of the driver side seat and turned off the engine," Dias said.
The owner of the convenience store, who was inside at the time of the crash, also suffered minor injuries during the incident.
The store remains closed for now.
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