TAMARAC, FLA. (WSVN) - Tamarac Fire Rescue responded to the scene of an accident where a vehicle crashed through a business wall.
Authorities rushed to the scene, located along the 7000 block of N. University Drive, around 3:15 p.m., Monday.
The crash impacted a storage room for the business, potentially causing chemical leaks, prompting concerns of a hazmat situation.
An employee was at the stock room before the vehicle crashed into the business.
Employees at Milano’s Bakery told 7News that they didn’t hear anything but smelled chemicals in the back room that were knocked over.
“It was not that loud, we start to smell the chemicals in the back, so the fire and the police arrived immediately and they asked us to get out of the store,” said an employee. “Nobody was in there in that moment. It was a lucky situation for us.”
They also said that soccer superstar, Lionel Messi, visited the bakery on Sunday.
7Skyforce hovered over the scene where the blue pickup truck crashed into the the building.
The driver, a woman, was able to back the truck out of the building and was able to get out of the vehicle.
She was transported to an area hospital for treatment, but is expected to be OK.
Several workers were evacuated as a precaution.
The hazmat crew gave the all-clear in regards to any danger at the scene.
No other injuries were reported.
The blue pickup was towed away from the scene.
A cleanup effort is underway at the bakery. Employees are hoping that they will be able to open their doors for the morning rush on Tuesday.
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