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Driver plows into parking lot wall

7-11 store closed, staff member hospitalized after Tuesday crash
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This driver allegedly lost control in a parking lot before getting propelled via a rubber ramp into this brick wall. File photo

A driver took the meaning of drive-thru to a new, dangerous level on Tuesday when careening through the brick wall in a parking lot on Blundell and No. 3 roads.

Richmond RCMP said the crash, which closed the business in question, happened after the driver allegedly lost control entering the parking lot of the 7-11 store, hit a rubber curb, which then launched the vehicle into the building. One of the three employees inside the store was taken to Richmond Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The 7-11 remained closed Tuesday afternoon and police are interviewing witnesses to determine what happened.