By John Dodge
CHICAGO (CBS) — A woman buying lottery tickets at a South Side convenience store was injured when a pickup truck careened into the building.READ MORE: Across Illinois, Arab Americans Were Dying From COVID-19, But The Government Wasn’t Counting. Some Say That Cost Lives
The crash took place around 2:30 p.m. at the corner of 71st Street and King Drive and involved at least two other vehicles.
The 61-year-old woman was pinned by the pickup. In store surveillance video, the customer hears a traffic accident outside and goes to look. Suddenly a pickup truck crashes through the storefront and she’s trapped against the wall by the lottery dispenser.
The store manager dialed 9-1-1.READ MORE: South Side Entrepreneurs Reimagine Restaurant Business Into Retail During COVID-19 Pandemic
“I was just very shocked. I’d never seen anything in person like this in my experience,” store manager Mo Zyyad says.
The woman was taken out by paramedics using a backboard, then taken to St. Bernard Hospital, where she was in fair condition.
Four others, including two children, were hurt in the sedan-vs.-truck crash on the street. The mishap sent that pickup truck through the front of the store.MORE NEWS: With Possible FDA Approval, More Employers, Schools Could Require COVID-19 Vaccine
The driver of the pickup was not hurt and was given several tickets ranging from failing to produce a driver’s license to not having insurance.