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Car Loses Control, Crashes Into Burnsville Byerly’s

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(credit: James Benda/Burnsville)

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BURNSVILLE, Minn. (WCCO) – At least two people were injured Tuesday afternoon when a car lost control and crashed into the front of the Byerly’s Grocery Store in Burnsville, authorities said.

Burnsville Police and Fire squads responded to the accident at about 4:34 p.m. The grocery store, which also has a restaurant attached, is located on the 400 block of East County Road 42.

Police said an elderly woman was driving a red Honda CR-Z lost control and went on to a sidewalk, hit several pieces of patio furniture and eventually crashed into the front of the building, shattering glass and causing some damage.

The elderly woman and a customer inside the restaurant portion of the store suffered minor injuries, but neither was transported to the hospital.

Authorities said the building was structurally sound after the accident and business continued as normal. What exactly caused the elderly woman to lose control of her car is still under investigation.

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