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JUST IN: Van Runs Into Storefront at Van Dorn Station Shopping Center

(Updated at 11:35 a.m.) The driver of a minivan rammed a storefront at the Van Dorn Station Shopping Center this morning.

The crash happened shortly after 10:30 a.m. at the strip mall-style shopping center at 510 S. Van Dorn Street. Damage to the storefront — of the Weyone International Foods grocery store — was reported to be relatively minor, but enough to prompt a building inspector being dispatched to the scene.

The driver was evaluated for minor injuries, according to scanner traffic. No one else was reported to be injured.

A city official told an ALXnow photographer on the scene that the driver likely mistook the gas pedal for the brake. Alcohol is not believed to be a factor.

We’re told this is the fifth vehicle-into-storefront crash in Alexandria this year, and the second or third in this particular shopping center.

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