The Kmart on West State Street in Bristol, Tn., was open once again for the weekend after a car full of elderly ladies crashed through the wall on Thursday night. According to a Sept. 6 report on Johnson City Press, the vehicle pulled out of an adjacent business and accelerated until it crashed into Kmart's front wall. The ladies were all hospitalized after the fire department cut them out of the vehicle. As of Saturday afternoon though, things were basically back to normal with the exception of a large area that was cordoned off around the crash site.
WCYB TV reported the names of the ladies in the SUV that made an unfortunate trip to Kmart from the Captain D’s parking lot:
The driver of the vehicle was Patsy MacKenzie,72, of Glade Spring, VA. Her two passengers were Alice Ratcliffe, 84, of Saltville, VA and Barbara Schlessman, 71, of Pittsburgh, PA.
Mechanical failure and health issues are being considered as causes for this accident, but the Kmart crash is still under investigation. There was some conjecture that Kmart would have to close because of the damage, but the store was open and busy on Saturday.
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