(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.