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Wednesday 24 September 2014

Video: 80-year-old woman cheats death as car smashes through store

Published 09/04/2014 | 12:52

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An elderly woman had a lucky escape after a car smashed through the front window of her local pharmacy store.

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CCTV footage from the chemist shows 80-year-old Adrienne Watkins by the counter as she bends down to pick up something she has dropped.

Suddenly, a car smashes through the front door of the store, destroying the shop counter and narrowly missing Ms Watkins who was picking up medication.

The out-of-control vehicle was driven by an 84-year-old woman named Margaret Underwood.

Ms Underwood had been involved in a small car accident in the parking lot prior to crashing into the store and causing $65,000 worth of damage.

After the incident, pharmacy staff rushed to help the injured Watkins, who was then taken to hospital where she was treated for cuts and bruises.

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