A child was flown to the hospital and six others were injured Saturday afternoon when a car hopped several medians and slammed into a Parker business.
The crash happened just after 3:15 p.m. at RNK Running and Walking, near Stroh and Parker roads.
Parker Police say two people are in serious condition and one person has critical injuries.
A preliminary investigation suggests the driver may have had a medical episode before the wreck.
Prelim investigation indicates the driver had a possible medical condition. Investigators will be on scene for the next several hours. pic.twitter.com/Sq37gyaH2Q— Parker Police Dept. (@ParkerPolice) April 30, 2017
Store owner Jim Browning describes the crash as chaotic.
“The car drove through the parking lot, over the median, struck this grey Jetta out here in the parking and turned it sideways,” Browning said. It drove over this secondary median in the Junipers then through this third median and then still at high rate of speed into the store with employees and guest in it.”
First responders had to act fast and smart.
“There is a lot of debris in the store so it took firefighters awhile to dig through it to make sure there was no one trapped underneath it or underneath the car,” Eric Hurst, Public Information Officer for South Metro Fire and Rescue said.
Police and fire crews blocked off much of the parking lot to get those inside to safety. Browning’s store is now in pieces.
“We're going to shut down for a minute, we're going to take a pause,” Browning said.
That's the least of his concerns.
“It’s just people first and we'll figure the rest of the stuff out later. Hopes and prayers are really with those that were injured,” Browning said.
Browning says he will keep people updated on social media when his store will reopen.
The investigation into the crash is ongoing.