This article was added by the user . TheWorldNews is not responsible for the content of the platform.

Car crashes into Whole Foods grocery store in West Vancouver

The driver "managed to drive into the grocery store, turn left, and take out half of the produce department," said police

Whole Foods West Vancouver crash
Whole Foods at Park Royal Shopping Centre was closed for a few hours Friday after a vehicle crashed into the store. Photo by Lukasz Paprocki

Two people were taken to hospital after a vehicle plowed into a busy Whole Foods grocery store in West Vancouver on Friday.

The crash occurred at around 11:20 a.m. at the Park Royal Shopping Centre store. Police and paramedics responded after reports of the crash.

Start your day with a roundup of B.C.-focused news and opinion delivered straight to your inbox at 7 a.m., Monday to Friday.

By clicking on the sign up button you consent to receive the above newsletter from Postmedia Network Inc. You may unsubscribe any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of our emails or any newsletter. Postmedia Network Inc. | 365 Bloor Street East, Toronto, Ontario, M4W 3L4 | 416-383-2300

One person was injured and taken to hospital.The driver, a man in his 80s, was also taken to hospital as a precautionary measure, said West Vancouver police.

Whole Foods West Vancouver crash
A car crashed into the Whole Foods grocery store at Park Royal mall in West Vancouver on Friday. Photo by Lukasz Paprocki

“While it is unknown what the driver was doing at the time of the incident, he managed to drive into the grocery store, turn left, and take out half of the produce department,” police said in a statement.

At the time of the incident, the store was busy, with about 20 people in the produce section.

“We are very fortunate that only one person was injured as a result of this,” said spokeswoman Const. Nicole Braithwaite.

Photos from the scene indicate a black BMW drove through the store’s side entrance.

The crash shut down Whole Foods for about four hours. It has since re-opened.

  1. Former VPD detective Rob Brunt, now outreach officer for Project 529, at the VPD property office in Vancouver. (Photo by Jason Payne/ PNG) (For story by Gord McIntyre) [PNG Merlin Archive]

    Bike thefts in Vancouver significantly drop, thanks to registration app

  2. Hullo vessel spuhéls is enroute to B.C. from Vietnam, where it was built.

    New passenger ferry between Nanaimo and Vancouver will begin sailing early August

Spring subscription sale: Our in-depth journalism is possible thanks to the support of our subscribers. For a limited time, you can get full online access to the Vancouver Sun and The Province, along with the National Post and 13 other Canadian news sites, for just $40 for one year or $1 a week for 52 weeks. Support our journalism by subscribing today: The Vancouver Sun.