4 injured after SUV crashes into Sugar House shoe store

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Four people were injured on Saturday when an SUV slammed into a shoe store in the Sugar House neighborhood, police said. (Salt Lake Police)

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SALT LAKE CITY — Four people were injured Saturday when an SUV slammed into a shoe store in the Sugar House neighborhood, police said.

Dispatchers received multiple 911 calls Saturday afternoon about an SUV crashing into a business.

The SUV, a Buick Enclave, drove through the windows of Famous Footwear, 1170 E. 2100 South. Photos from the scene show a vehicle fully inside the forward facing company.

An off-duty officer who was in the area quickly responded to the scene, police said.

Witnesses told police that one person, a woman, was trapped under the SUV, police said. She was taken to hospital with serious injuries, police say

A pregnant woman and her 7-year-old daughter suffered minor injuries in the crash and were taken to hospital by family members, police said.

The driver of the SUV, an 81-year-old woman, suffered minor injuries in the crash, police said. The SUV driver was cooperating with investigators.

After police interviewed witnesses at the scene, police said they believe the driver may have mistakenly pressed the accelerator instead of the brake.

The Crash Analysis Reconstruction Team and the Salt Lake City Police Department Crime Lab are still investigating the scene.

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Ashley Imlay covers state politics and breaking news for KSL.com. A lifelong Utahn, Ashley also worked as a reporter for the Deseret News and is a graduate of Dixie State University.

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