The driver of an SUV emerged relatively unscathed after plowing his vehicle through the window of a convenience store he owns in Waterloo early Tuesday.

Police were called to the crash at 645 Laurelwood Drive at 6:50 a.m. Tuesday.

They arrived to find the front window of Upper Village Market smashed in and a Lincoln SUV parked in the middle of the shop.

Upper Village Market

The driver of the SUV was taken to the hospital as a precautionary measure. (Melanie Ferrier/CBC)

The driver's wife was in the store at the time of the accident, said Staff Sergeant Jim Strand of the Waterloo Regional Police Service. No one was hurt in the crash; however, the driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution.

The driver was pulling into the shop's parking lot when he accidentally accelerated, propelling his vehicle through the front window, Strand said. 

Damage to the shop is estimated at $20,000 to $30,000. The SUV was badly scratched when it passed through the store front, but Strand says the air bag was not activated.