Posted: Sep 24, 2013 2:28 PM by Dennis Bragg - MTN News
MISSOULA - Missoula Police are investigating what caused a woman to lose control of her van and smash into a Missoula Walmart store.
The accident happened just before 1 p.m. on Tuesday at the Walmart store off of Brooks Street.
MPD says the middle-aged woman lost control of her van as she was rounding the corner into the store parking lot off Miller Creek Road.
The van jumped the curb and then continued rolling for another 50 yards before slamming into the side of a wall at the store's south end.
The impact crushed the front of the van, but security posts stopped the van from punching through the wall.
The woman was taken to the hospital as a precaution but may have escaped with minor injuries.
The crash happened at the yard of the store's garden center, which was cleared of shoppers at the time so no one else was hurt.
Missoula Police will check to see why the woman was disoriented and whether a medical condition or intoxication might be to blame.