Police are investigating after a car slammed into the side of a mall in Richmond Hill and injured at least five people Friday.

York Regional Police Const. Laura Nicolle said police received a number of calls about the crash at the Hillcrest Mall on Yonge Street north of 16th Avenue at around 10:30 a.m.

"It looks as though the driver of the truck was driving in the parking lot and experienced a medical emergency, causing him to lose control of the vehicle, and ultimately causing the vehicle to go through the store," said Nicolle.

Five people were injured. Three of them — including the driver — were transported to hospital by paramedics. The other two went to hospital on their own.

​Nicolle said all injuries were minor and it is unclear what medical episode the man had before the accident. 

With files from The Canadian Press