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Car Plows Into Safeway In University Place

The silver vehicle went into the store in the Green Firs Shopping Center off Bridgeport Way West today. Patch user JJ, who witnessed the crash, provided some updates.

UPDATE: 12:52 p.m., 10/26/12

Here's a report from University Place Police Chief Mike Blair about today's incident:

An elderly female was pulling into the parking stall and accelerated into the set of windows. Two large panes were shattered but no major structural damage was suffered. No injuries to anyone but the vehicle had to be towed away due to damage.

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UPDATE: 11:47 a.m., 10/26/12

Here are some text messages that Patch user JJ - who witnessed the crash - sent to me as this incident unfolded today. The first text came shortly before 11 a.m.:

Guess what happend about 2 minutes after I walked out of Safeway today? Just now at 40th. Driver taken by ambulance, no passenger that I saw.

Later:

Glass front busted out. Police doing a search now.

Then

Teen girl just showed up asking for Mom ... There are 2 cars, 3 engines in response. They were just searching car, but came up empty (that I saw)

Thanks, JJ, for the eye-witness account. Check back for updates to the story.

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ORIGINAL STORY: 11:32 a.m., 10/26/12

Police are on the scene at Safeway at Green Firs Shopping Center in University Place, where a car reportedly crashed into the store today.

Patch will have more on this story as information becomes available.

Brent Champaco October 26, 2012 at 07:04 PM
I'm still waiting to get official word on what happened from authorities. Let's just hope everyone is OK.
Randy Walden October 26, 2012 at 08:28 PM
Wait till the city hears about the new drive thru at Safeway. This will be important study at the next council meeting on Monday.
Christie Anderson October 26, 2012 at 08:36 PM
LMAO @ Randy!! :-)) As funny as that was Randy, I do hope that those involved are OK!
Howard and Barbara Lee October 26, 2012 at 10:06 PM
Hmmm, one way to avoid paying $4,000 UP drive thru permit fee! Next they will want a flag pole! Howard
Corrine October 26, 2012 at 10:11 PM
Glad there were no injuries! Hummmm...elderly woman....waiting to see how elderly....probably my age... LOL...
Christie Anderson October 26, 2012 at 11:41 PM
LOL @ Howard.....and a duck, no doubt!
Barbara Jackson October 27, 2012 at 05:00 PM
First: I hope the lady is OK. Second--I loved the drive thru & flag pole comments.

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