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Should not have gone to Specsavers.... car crashes into Sevenoaks opticians

By Sevenoaks Chronicle  |  Posted: February 26, 2013

Scene of the silver Ford which crashed into Specsavers yesterday. Picture: Perry Killington

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A POPULAR high street store remains closed today after a car ploughed through its display window.

The driver and Sunday shoppers miraculously escaped injury when the H-reg silver Ford mounted a pavement and thudded into the Sevenoaks branch of Specsavers.

The store's bosses say the opticians - which had staff and customers inside when the motor hit - will not reopen until building experts have assessed the full extent of any structural damage and declared the premises safe.

Store director Maxine Chakowa said: "We are pleased that all of our customers and staff are safe and well.

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"We are working with the police with their on-going investigation.

"The store will remain closed until experts have ascertained the full extent of the damage."

The cause of the incident, which happened at 11.50am, remains a mystery.

Police say no other vehicles were involved.

Witnesses say red liquid - possibly coolant or brake fluid - gushed from the engine as the shocked driver, who has not been named, staggered from the vehicle.

Paramedics who arrived on scene with police and firefighters, said the driver did not need hospital treatment.

"We were called just before midday following reports that a car had crashed into a shop front," said a spokesman for South East Coast Ambulance Service.

"We sent one ambulance. There was one person involved who, while uninjured, was shocked. Our crew assessed the casualty at the scene. Hospital treatment wasn't required."

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  • facepalm0001  |  February 26 2013, 2:49PM

    Looks like the reporter needs to go to Spec Savers as well. That car is not a H-reg, looks more like a 54-reg to me. If it was a H-reg it would have been a mk3 fiesta, not the mk5 shown in the picture.