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Car smashes into St.Catharines bank

Published May 6, 2014

ST. CATHARINES – A vehicle smashed through the window of the front of a Meridian Credit Union branch in St. Catharines on Monday morning.

Shortly after 10 a.m. emergency services were called to the Pendale Plaza branch of the Meridian Credit Union, 210 Glendale Ave., after reports of a vehicle driving through the front of the building.

Chris Walker, assistant branch manager, said an elderly customer was pulling up to the front of the branch and accidentally hit the wrong pedal, accelerating and breaking through a glass window into the reception area of the bank.

Walker said he didn’t see it happen, but heard the loud noise when the vehicle collided with the building.

“It sounded like glass crashing down,” said Walker.

There were no injuries to the driver or the staff of the bank. The area where the accident occurred was taped off and the bank remained open to serve customers while the cleanup took place.

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