Walmart workers trapped in freezer, rescued after vehicle crash in Saanich mall

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Emergency crews were called to Uptown Mall in Saanich on Friday, where several workers were trapped when a vehicle crashed into a Walmart.

Saanich police said they were called to the scene around 4:30 p.m. after a vehicle at a parking lot passed through a concrete wall and entered Walmart.

A hole in the wall of the parking lot where a vehicle crashed at the Uptown shopping center in Saanich.

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The Saanich Fire Department said workers remained trapped in a commercial cooler after the vehicle crashed into it.

Firefighters described the scene as a “structural collapse” and said crews were working to stabilize the vehicle and hang a ceiling.

Home inspectors were also called to the site to assess the situation.

The driver of the vehicle was slightly injured, firefighters said.

Police in Saanich are investigating the collision and have asked people to avoid Uptown Boulevard and be prepared for traffic disruptions on Blanshard, Doublas, Saanich and Ravine roads.

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