NORTH MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – A truck crashed into the Sherwin-Williams paint store on U.S. 17 near Ninth Avenue North in North Myrtle Beach Friday afternoon.
North Myrtle Beach spokesman Pat Dowling said a man was driving south on U.S. 17 when he crossed the median, knocked down a light pole, went into and then out of a drainage ditch, and then crashed through the wall of the store.
Dowling believed the man involved is 70 years old, and was taken a nearby hospital. There were no details on his condition, or on the cause of the crash.
According to information on North Myrtle Beach Fire Rescue's Facebook page, none of the store employees who were inside the building at the time of crash were injured.
Crews were able to remove the truck once units confirmed stability of the wall, according to NMBFR. The scene was then turned back over to the store managers, who personnel on site ready to secure the building.