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Car crashes into business on Las Olas Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale

Police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a business at a shopping plaza in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Police are investigating after a vehicle crashed into a business at a shopping plaza in Fort Lauderdale Tuesday morning.

The incident was reported around 3:45 a.m. at a shop at 3001 E. Las Olas Boulevard.

Sky 10 was above the scene around 6:20 a.m. as authorities were still at the scene inspecting the damage and trying to determine what led to the crash.

The incident left severe damage to the store as one side of the glass wall appeared to have been completely smashed out.

Shattered glass and a pile of broken mannequins remained at the scene near Fort Lauderdale Beach when a Local 10 News crew arrived to gather more information.

“The car went backwards, through the store and was entirely inside the store,” said witness Perry Bray. “I pulled one guy out of the passenger side, and I helped the other guy get out of the driver side.”

Fort Lauderdale police confirmed that two people were inside the vehicle and were checked out by paramedics for possible injuries.

Fort Lauderdale Fire Rescue officials said a man in the passenger seat of the car had minor injuries and was taken to a nearby hospital, while the driver left the scene.

The property manager said he has no estimate yet on how much it will cost to fix the building, however window repair workers arrived later in the morning to check out the damage.


About the Authors:

Amanda Batchelor is the managing editor for Local10.com.

Saira Anwer joined the Local 10 News team in July 2018. Saira is two-time Emmy-nominated reporter and comes to South Florida from Madison, Wisconsin, where she was working as a reporter and anchor.