Car crashes into Katikati shop

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A car wedged in shop window of Etcetera Gifts was an unusual sight for shoppers in Katikati on Tuesday. Photo / Bay of Plenty Times
A car wedged in shop window of Etcetera Gifts was an unusual sight for shoppers in Katikati on Tuesday. Photo / Bay of Plenty Times

A car crashed through the front window of the Unichem Pharmacy on Katikati's Main Rd today.

Constable Bernie Inglis said the 84-year-old driver from Katikati had pulled into the disabled parking space, stopped and then mounted the footpath.

Ms Inglis said a pedestrian, from Kauri Point, was clipped by the car and complained of a sore wrist.

A St John Ambulance spokesman said the driver received cuts to the top of his scalp and was taken to the Katikati Medical Centre for treatment.

A passenger in the car was unhurt.

A police investigation is underway into the cause of the crash. Ms Inglis said due to the circumstances of the crash the driver will be required to obtain a medical clearance from his GP before being able to drive again.

It is not yet known if the man will be charged.

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