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Vehicle Extrication: TN Firefighters Respond When Car Strikes Store

By D.J. Corcoran At 1:36 p.m., the Knoxville (TN) Fire Department's Rescue Unit received a call along with Engine Company #11 for a vehicle into a building. On arrival, firefighters found a late-model Ford Explorer deep inside Mac's Pharmacy with two occupants still inside the vehicle. A store employee and a customer were injured when the SUV jumped the two-foot-high brick facade and pushed through the building, not stopping until it reached the pharmacy counter at the back of the business. Along with the two, a passenger in the front seat of the Ford was also sent to the hospital with nonlife-threatening injuries. Miraculously, there were no fatalities.

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