Driver loses control, crashes into Saanich furniture store

Crash at Lazyboy Furniture store Wednesday afternoon

The driver of a grey sedan drove through a window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)                                The driver of a grey sedan drove through window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)

The driver of a grey sedan drove through a window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo) The driver of a grey sedan drove through window and into Lazyboy Furniture Galleries at 3501 Saanich Rd. at about 4:15 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon. (Laura Cross Photo)

A driver paid an unexpected visit to the Saanich Lazyboy Furniture Galleries on Wednesday afternoon.

The driver of a Toyota sedan lost control of her vehicle around 3 p.m. and crashed into the furniture store at 3501 Saanich Road, at the corner of Blanshard Street.

She was the lone occupant of the car and no one was injured, said Saanich Police Const. Graham Walker.

“The driver didn’t come off the road, which was an early worry, as it didn’t look like it happened from a stop,” Walker said. “[She] was maneuvering from the parking lot and found herself inside the window.”

It is not yet known how the driver ended up in the building.

Saanich Fire Department and a Saanich building inspector visited to ensure the structural integrity of the building was intact.

The crash damaged a series of windows and window frames, as well as a number of furniture pieces, Walker said.

READ ALSO: More than half of Saanich’s 10 worst intersections include McKenzie Avenue

reporter@oakbaynews.com


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