Christmas shoppers injured after driver 'aged in his 80s' crashes through Tesco cafe window

There were no serious injuries following the crash. (SWNS)

A man was taken to hospital on Saturday after an elderly driver ploughed his car through the window of a Tesco store packed with Christmas shoppers.

Emergency services rushed to the Princess Alice Drive retail park, in Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands at around 11am.

Several customers sustained minor injuries as the driver, believed to be in his 80s, reversed through the window of the store’s cafe.

A 20-year-old man fell unconscious and was taken to hospital but no one else was seriously hurt.

The store remained open for business despite the accident. (Twitter/ElliotAVFC)

A West Midlands Police spokesman said: “Police were alerted just before 11am today (14 Dec) after a vehicle crashed through a window of the café at Tesco on Princess Alice Drive retail park in Sutton Coldfield.

"It’s understood the driver, a man in his 80s, reversed into the window.

“Some customers suffered cuts from broken glass but they were not seriously hurt; one man aged in his 20s later fell unconscious and has been taken to hospital.


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"His condition is unclear at this stage.”

Two West Midlands Fire & Rescue Service crews from Perry Barr fire station in Birmingham were also sent to the scene.

A service spokesman said: “We had a call to a RTC from the ambulance service.. A car was in collision with a glass shop front.

Glass from the window was sent flying during the crash. (SWNS)

“There were two passengers in the vehicle. Both managed to get out.

“There were three people in the shop and they suffered shock and minor injuries. They were being assessed by the ambulance service.

“The police were in attendance. We have requested a structural engineer.”

The Tesco store remained open for business as repairs were set to be carried out.

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