The Toyota Corolla inside the Coles in Ballina

Two people in hospital after car crashes into supermarket in northern NSW

Emergency services called after Toyota Corolla smashes into Coles in Ballina and allegedly strikes woman

Two people are in hospital after a car crashed into a Coles supermarket in the northern New South Wales town of Ballina.

Emergency services were called to the supermarket on Fox Street just after 12.30pm on Tuesday after the car crashed into the supermarket before allegedly striking a woman.

Images shared on social media show a Toyota Corolla stopped inside the Coles branch, surrounded by debris.

A Toyota Corolla stopped inside the Coles branch, surrounded by debris

Two women, including the driver of the car, believed to be in her 80s, and another woman in her 30s were taken to hospital.

“NSW Ambulance paramedics rendered assistance to the woman, aged in her 30s, before she was taken to hospital for the assessment of injuries believed to be minor,” NSW police said in a statement.

“The driver of the car, a woman aged in her 70s, was taken to hospital for the treatment of shock and injuries believed to be minor.

“Her male passenger did not report any injuries to police.”

One witness who was in the supermarket at the time commented online that it sounded “like a bomb going off”, while another said she was too shaken to finish her shopping.

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The crash scene from outside the supermarket

A local business, Northern Rivers Workplace Health and Safety, also posted online warning people to avoid the area.

“Please avoid Ballina Coles, a car is stuck in the store and is currently being assessed by NSW Police Force CIU,” the post read.

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