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Déja vu crash at Shoppers

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An SUV drove through the front doors of a Shoppers Drug Mart near the corner of Leila and McPhillips around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. No one was seriously injured.

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Melissa Tait / Winnipeg Free Press An SUV drove through the front doors of a Shoppers Drug Mart near the corner of Leila and McPhillips around 2:45 p.m. Wednesday. No one was seriously injured.

A Shoppers Drug Mart on McPhillips Street and Leila Avenue was closed for a time Wednesday after a vehicle drove through its front door.

Assistant manager Nick Nault said he heard a noise from the back of the store at about 2:45 p.m. and came out to investigate.

An elderly female was reported to have driven the vehicle. Neither she nor her male passenger were injured, police said.

"No one was really looking at the window when it happened. I was in the back, all we heard was glass shattering," Nault said.

The car crashed through the doors, and the whole door frame was bent, Nault said. The car got almost two metres inside the store. The first thing that went through his mind was "not again."

"This happened about six months ago through another one of our windows," he said.

He doesn't blame the drivers, but said having to close the store is an annoyance.

"It's a little bothersome. It's not really their fault. It sucks for everyone who had to work tonight, their shifts getting cancelled," he said.

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition July 24, 2014 A2

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Updated on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 3:41 PM CDT: corrects typo

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