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Medical episode likely to blame for Hillcrest Mall crash

Last Updated Aug 18, 2017 at 5:57 pm EDT

Police suspect a medical episode is to blame after a pickup truck crashed into the a salon at a Richmond Hill mall.

Police were called to Hillcrest Mall around 10:30 a.m. on Friday morning.

At least five people were taken to hospital with minor injuries.

“We heard this massive shatter of glass,” an eyewitness told CityNews. “And then the dust settled and we saw the truck inside the salon and we thought, ‘OK it’s a terrorist attack.’ So I’m waiting any moment for the guys to come out with weapons. ”

York regional police Const. Laura Nicolle says the driver of the truck may have suffered a medical episode before the crash.