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Pickup Truck Plows Through Wall of Macomb County ReStore; Store Closed Temporarily

A 51-year-old Detroit man drove his Ford Explorer through the south wall of the Groesbeck building at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday.

A 51-year-old Detroit man drove his truck through the south wall of the Macomb County Habitat for Humanity ReStore on Groesbeck Tuesday afternoon.

Personnel from the Macomb County Sheriff's Office and Mount Clemens Fire Department responded to the accident and the man was taken by ambulance to McLaren Macomb after complaining of a loss of control in his leg, according to a press release from Habitat for Humanity.

Sheriff Anthony Wickersham said the accident appears to have been related to a medical condition.

The man was driving a Black Ford Explorer when he crashed through the south wall of the store at around 2:15 p.m. Tuesday. The ReStore is located at 130 N. Groesbeck in Mount Clemens.

The ReStore was shut down to give officials a chance to examine the structural soundness of the south wall in the 50,000-square-foot store. It is unknown at this time when the store will re-open.

“We are so thankful that no one was hurt when the vehicle came into the building and that the driver escaped with no apparent external injuries," said Helen Hicks, executive director, in a prepared statement. "We keep him, and all of our customers and vendors in our prayers and look to re-open the store tomorrow with several specials on new furniture and used items as well."

The man's condition is unknown at this time.

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