COLUMBIA — Six people suffered minor injuries at Columbia Mall on Saturday afternoon when a woman lost control of her car, and drove into an entrance for J.C. Penney.
The 71-year-old driver lost control of her Hyundai Accent because of a medical issue, according to Columbia Police Department spokeswoman Jill Wieneke.
The car drove into the east entrance of the store, injuring the driver and five mall patrons, Wieneke said. She said the driver was treated on scene and the five others were transported to a hospital.
The accident was reported to police at 2:22 p.m. and units were dispatched at 2:24 p.m., Wieneke said.
Additional details about the driver and those injured were not immediately available as the crash is still under investigation by the police traffic unit, Wieneke said.
Wieneke said the store was not evacuated, but the accident area was closed.