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Crash sends parked car into Norwalk convenience store

Sandusky Register Staff • Feb 13, 2014 at 1:50 PM

A three-vehicle crash in Norwalk Wednesday afternoon damaged a West Main Street convenience store and sent at least two people to the hospital, Norwalk police said.

The victims, an adult and child, did not suffer lifethreatening injuries. They were taken by ambulance to Fisher-Titus Medical Center for treatment, police said.

An SUV headed west on West Main Street at about 4 p.m. slowed to turn right into a driveway leading into Austin’s West Side Store, but a car behind the SUV tried to pass on the right, according to police. The car struck the passenger’s side of the SUV, pushing it into a parked vehicle.

The parked vehicle, which was occupied, was shoved into the convenience store, police said. No one was trapped in any of the vehicles involved.

The collision knocked apart masonry at the front of the store, and the wall was almost shoved into a clerk at an adjacent counter, police said. The names of the people involved weren’t immediately available. Alcohol and drugs were not suspected factors.

Police said contractors inspected the store and determined there was no structural damage, so it was able to remain open.

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