A woman crashed a car into a Columbia County store on Saturday evening, seriously injuring an employee and also sending two customers to the hospital.
The three women injured at Dollar General on Baston Road were sent to Georgia Regents Medical Center, according to Columbia County Battalion Chief Anthony Lovett.
The driver had “very minor injuries,” he said. The Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said the driver was being questioned and that the investigation is ongoing.
“The cashier suffered the most serious injuries,” Lovett said. “The crash took out the register, and the cashier’s leg was hurt pretty badly.”
The incident was reported at 7:07 p.m., according to the sheriff’s office.
“I was walking back toward the store when I heard everything happen,” witness Angela Lozano said.
“The driver didn’t try to stop or anything. She barely missed a guy standing in front of the door, and then she crashed right through the glass.”
The Volkswagen Jetta directly hit the cashier’s station, Lozano said.
“The cashier was pinned underneath the car,” she said. “We thought about trying to get her out, but her leg was bleeding pretty badly, so we didn’t want to risk making it worse.”
After the crash, the driver exited the store, Lozano said.
“It looked like she was trying to leave the scene,” she said. “But people outside stopped her and made sure she stayed.”