Car crashes through front of Sherman grocery store

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SHERMAN, TX -- It was a normal Thursday for shoppers at the Save-A-Lot on Texoma Parkway. And then a car crashed through the front door.

Sherman Police say it happened just after Noon.

People inside the store said heard tires squealing and looked up.

"She knocked over the white pole outside and then came crashing into the doors," said Cassey Risner, a witness.

Sherman Police Sgt. D.M. Hampton said an 82-year-old Collinsville woman drove the car through the front entrance.

"It appears she was just trying to park in one of the handicapped parking places there, and potentially instead of hitting the break, hit the gas and ended up running the vehicle up into the doors," he said.

Police say no one was hurt in the crash. They say family members took the driver home. No one else was in the car.

"Everybody ran to the front. The workers, they were really good, they all tried to get out to see if she was ok," Risner said.

But Hampton said it brings up another uncomfortable issue.

"The officer will be filling out a medical advisory form with DPS to take a look at whether or not she should be driving," he said.

Taking away driving privileges is a difficult decision to make - but it's a necessary one to keep the public safe, Hampton said.

"Reaction times, that kind of thing do diminish, that's one of the reasons that that form is filled out," he said.

People gathered at the scene all agreed on one thing - they're thankful no one was hurt.

"You know, nobody was going out the store as she was crashing into it," Risner said.

The car was damaged, but drive-able. The doors to the store were torn off, but business resumed as usual Thursday afternoon.

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