A peaceful Sunday morning in Secunda was shattered when a vehicle crashed through the window of a convenience shop inside a Sasol petrol station in the town’s CBD.
The incident occurred in the early morning hours of Sunday. The female driver, according to reports, lost control of her vehicle.
Witnesses said the driver was speeding and swerving on Charl Cilliers Street before losing control and crashing into the filling station. She was taken to a nearby hospital with minor injuries.
Police and emergency personnel were dispatched to the scene. The filling station was closed for several hours as SAPS and Sasol personnel assessed the scene and cleaned the debris.
This is not the first time that a driver has crashed into a store in South Africa.
A Porsche driver crashed through the window of JulieBean, a Lynwood coffee shop, in February.
The coffee shop’s owners, Julie and Riaan Venter, stated at the time that while they had to close their doors for a period, there were no injuries.
Riaan told Rekord that they were thankful the incident did not cause any harm.
In December of last year, four convenience store employees at an Engen petrol station outside the Pavilion Shopping Center in Westville were injured when a Hyundai drove through the main window.
The incident also occurred in the early morning hours. Paramedics were called to the area to treat the injured. Both the patients and the driver were transferred to local hospitals for treatment, according to ALS Paramedics spokesperson Garrith Jamieson.