Driver suffers medical emergency, crashes into building in Washington Twp.

A vehicle went across a road and parking lot and into the Books store in the Washington Park shopping center. The vehicle landed on its side and briefly was on fire. DARIUS BABCOCK/STAFF

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A vehicle went across a road and parking lot and into the Books store in the Washington Park shopping center. The vehicle landed on its side and briefly was on fire. DARIUS BABCOCK/STAFF

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The driver of a vehicle in the parking lot of Sam’s Club in Washington Twp. lost control and drove into a bookstore, where it landed on its side and caught fire briefly today. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office said he is being treated for non-life threatening injuries.

The incident happened around 1:15 p.m. along Lyons Road. The vehicle ended up hitting the bookstore in the Washington Park shopping plaza next to Arrow Wine and Antiques Village.

Initial reports indicate that a Honda Pilot struck a building in the 600 block of Lyons Road and came to rest on its side. The driver likely suffered a medical emergency while in the parking lot of a Sam’s Club across the street and lost control of the vehicle. The vehicle traveled north, crossed Lyons Road and entered the Washington Square parking lot before striking a building, a release from the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office reported.

Witnesses said the vehicle entered the shopping center at a high rate of speed and that the driver had to be pulled from the wreckage.

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The vehicle landed on its side and briefly was on fire, witnesses reported.

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Smoke is shown after a vehicle ran through a parking lot and struck a bookstore in Washington Twp. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. DARIUS BABCOCK/STAFF

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Smoke is shown after a vehicle ran through a parking lot and struck a bookstore in Washington Twp. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. DARIUS BABCOCK/STAFF

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Smoke is shown after a vehicle ran through a parking lot and struck a bookstore in Washington Twp. on Thursday, Dec. 17, 2020. DARIUS BABCOCK/STAFF

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