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Woman injured when car hits grocery store

Published: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 5:56 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, June 11, 2014 6:01 p.m. CDT
Mt. Morris Fire Department Lt. Mark Lewis and Fire Chief Rob Hough survey the scene Tuesday morning after a car driven by Zada Hitchcock, 84, Mt. Morris, struck the front of Sullivan's Foods. Photo by Vinde Wells

A pedestrian suffered minor injuries Tuesday morning when she was struck by debris after a car plowed into the front of Sullivan’s Foods on Ill. 64 in Mt. Morris.

Mt. Morris Police Chief Jason White said Sheila Jones, 63, Mt. Morris, was reading items on the bulletin board in the grocery store’s foyer just outside entrance shortly after 9 a.m. when a car driven by Zada Hitchcock, 84, Mt. Morris, struck the foyer wall.

Debris from the damaged wall struck Jones in the leg and she was transported by Mt. Morris ambulance to KSB Hospital, Dixon.

White said Hitchcock told him she thought she passed out just as she was driving into a handicapped parking spot in front of the store.

He said the car traveled through the foyer wall and into the front doors where it came to rest.

Hitchcock was not injured.

The accident remains under investigation.

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