British Columbia

SUV crashes into Vancouver dollar store

The driver of the SUV and a dollar store staffer were taken to hospital for medical assessment.

Driver and dollar store staffer taken to hospital

The SUV jumped the curb and drove into the dollar store just after 1:30 p.m. on Thursday. (Denis Dossmann/CBC)

Two people were taken to hospital after an SUV drove into a dollar store in downtown Vancouver on Thursday.

A vehicle was heading northbound on Hamilton Street at Robson Street when it lost control and crashed through the window of the ABC Dollar Store just after 1:30 p.m.

Vancouver police said no one was seriously hurt, but the driver and a store employee were taken to hospital for medical assessment.

Const. Jason Doucette said officers are looking into whether the driver suffered a medical emergency.

The police department's collision investigation unit is on scene. The dollar store is attached to the Vancouver Public Library.