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Employee injured after car crashes into Kalamazoo party store

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Posted at 7:05 AM, May 07, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-07 08:15:21-04

KALAMAZOO, Mich. — A party store employee was injured after a driver lost control and crashed into the building Wednesday.

It happened around 1 p.m. at Howard's Party Store, 1366 Portage Street in Kalamazoo, according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

Police say the impact hit the northeast corner of the building and pushed a shelf full of alcohol four feet into the building where an employee was standing.

The employee was struck and received head and neck injuries and was hospitalized in unknown condition. Police say the driver of the car was not hurt.

The crash caused significant damage to the building forcing police to close the building until it can be repaired.

If you know anything about this incident, call police at 269-488-8911 or Silent Observer at 269-343-2100.