Emergency crews were called to Saanich’s Uptown Mall Friday, where several workers were trapped when a vehicle crashed into a Walmart.
Saanich police said they were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m., after a vehicle on a parkade level drove through a concrete wall and into the interior of the Walmart.
The Saanich Fire Department said the workers became trapped in a commercial cooler after the vehicle smashed into it.
Firefighters described the scene as a “structural collapse,” and said crews were working to stabilize the vehicle and suspend a ceiling.
Building inspectors were also called to the site to assess the situation.
The driver of the vehicle suffered minor injuries, firefighters said.
Saanich police are investigating the collision, and have asked people to avoid Uptown Boulevard, and to be prepared for traffic disruptions on Blanshard, Douglas, Saanich and Ravine roads.
More to come…