Palmerston Foodland closes for day after vehicle crashes into store

PALMERSTON – No one was injured when a vehicle crashed into the front of the Foodland grocery store on Main Street in Palmerston at around noon on April 14.

“Everybody was safe. No customers were hurt,” Foodland owner Ron McTaggert told the Advertiser shortly after the incident.

“The customer in the vehicle was not hurt either.”

It is unclear what caused the driver to crash into the store hard enough to knock over concrete blocks around a large window in a shopping cart storage area.

“Obviously it was an accident,” said McTaggert, who said the store would be closed for the balance of the day.

“We’re just going to get cleaned up and back open for business by tomorrow.”

Wellington County OPP spokesperson Kirk MacDonald confirmed the crash is being treated as accidental.

“The 69-year-old driver was shaken up but not injured,” said MacDonald.

“No charges were laid in the collision.”