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Woman seriously injured after car crashes into storefront

TORONTO, Ont. – A woman nearly crushed her head when she accidentally backed up her SUV through the front window of a store in the city’s northeast end, Friday.

When police arrived at a plaza on Milliken Boulevard, located in the Kennedy Road and Finch Avenue East area, they found a Mercedes SUV smashed rear-first into the window of a small food store.

Toronto police Sgt. Claude Musclow told 680News it was the end result of the 63-year-old female driver’s attempt to reverse into a parking space.

“We had a female that was parking her vehicle in the parking spot in front of the store, she took a peak to look out to make sure she was parking properly, and at the time, she thought she was hitting the brakes, and hit the gas instead, and kept going backwards,” Sgt. Musclow said.

Since the woman was leaning out of the vehicle at the time, she broke her arm and her head was wedged between the SUV’s door frame and the outer wall of the store.

Police said she came within centimetres of crushing her head. She was taken to hospital with serious but non-life-threatening injuries.