Sydney man injured after crashing van into Salvation Army thrift store

T.J. Colello, The Cape Breton Post
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SYDNEY — A man suffered non-life threatening injuries after the van he was driving crashed into the Salvation Army thrift store on Victoria Road on Monday.

A tow truck removes a van from the side of the Salvation Army thrift store on Victoria Road in Sydney on Monday.

The man, described as in his 30s from the Sydney area by police, lost control of the white Ford Windstar van after suffering a medical issue. The incident occurred at about 7 p.m. The van cut across the front lawn of a residence next door.

Betty Johnston, who lives on Victoria Road directly across the road from the scene, said she was watching television when she heard a loud crash.

“I looked out and there it was, the truck right into the Salvation Army,” she said. “I didn’t see anything or anybody. Everybody was running. I don’t know what happened.”

Staff Sgt. Reg Hutchings of the Cape Breton Regional Police said the thrift store was closed, so no one was in the building at the time.

Organizations: Salvation Army

Geographic location: Sydney, Victoria Road

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