Injuries reported after car crashes into Serra Mesa 7-Eleven
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SAN DIEGO - Four people, including a toddler, were injured Monday when a car crashed into a Serra Mesa 7-Eleven store, authorities reported.
The 2012 Nissan sedan plowed into the front of the 7-Eleven in the 3300 block of Sandrock Road occurred shortly after 9:30 a.m., according to San Diego police.
The crash left an employee trapped against a refrigerator for a time, SDPD Detective Gary Hassen said.
Chris Spivey was pumping gas but quickly became a Good Samaritan. He dropped the pump, leaped over his car and jumped into action.
"I heard people screaming and frantic," Spivey told 10News. "A lot of people couldn't believe what was going on."
He said he first checked on a small child.
"I [saw] there was a baby and I ran to make sure the baby was OK, and the mom had her pretty well taken care of."
"There was a gentleman that was literally pinned between the front of the car and the wall," Spivey added. "He looked pretty badly hurt."
Medics took the worker, two customers and a 2 1/2-year-old child who was in a stroller at the time of the crash to hospitals for treatment of moderately serious injuries.
An employee, who was behind the counter at the time, said it looked like a Navy sailor pinned to the back wall. The employee said the SUV also struck an employee and an older man who had just purchased a newspaper.
"I also saw the gentleman who owns this car on the ground," Spivey explained. "He was pretty beaten up, but I just told him to [lie] still on his back."
Spivey said he grabbed napkins and started applying pressure to his wounds to stop the bleeding.
The 52-year-old female driver, who was unharmed, told officers the brakes on her car had failed, according to police. She was not expected to face any significant charges, Hassen said.
Police do not believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.
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