HOUSTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Eight people, including a 9-year-old child, were injured after an SUV crashed into a busy Fiesta Mart in Texas, police said.
Shoppers were inside a Fiesta Mart in south Houston around 3 p.m. on Saturday when the vehicle went through the store’s front doors, said Kevin Deese, commander of the Houston police department’s vehicular crimes division.READ MORE: Police: 1 Deputy Killed, 2 Wounded In Ambush At Texas Bar
Eight people were hit either by the SUV or by debris, police said.
A 9-year-old child was hurt and another person in their 30s suffered a head injury but all the individuals who were hurt are expected to survive, Deese said.
Investigators are still trying to determine why the vehicle crashed into the store, but the driver showed signs of being impaired, Deese said.READ MORE: Man Shot By Grand Prairie Officers After Ramming Into Police Vehicles
No charges had been filed in the case as the investigation continued, he said.
“I can’t tell you how fortunate we are that we’re not talking about much more severe injuries or even a fatality to have occurred from this. We’re just really lucky that all the victims are expected to recover,” Deese said.
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