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Car crashes into Kingsport shoe store

July 29th, 2014 5:21 pm by Rain Smith

Car crashes into Kingsport shoe store

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KINGSPORT — No one was injured when a motorist's medical emergency sent a car crashing through the window of a shoe store in East Stone Commons Tuesday afternoon. 

The incident occurred Tuesday at approximately 4 p.m. According to Kingsport police, the driver of a Subaru station wagon briefly passed out in front of Rack Room Shoes.

While the driver was unresponsive behind the wheel, the car continued across a sidewalk of the shopping center, then plowed through a large window of the store. It came to rest halfway inside the building, scattering merchandise and debris.

EMS responded to the scene, with police reporting the driver, customers and store employees were all found to be OK.

No significant structural damage to the building is believed to have occurred. Charges are not expected to be filed in the incident.

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