Car crashes into Rochester pharmacy, injures elderly woman inside
September 08. 2017 6:02PM
ROCHESTER — A 22-year-old Dover man drove his car into a local pharmacy, injured an elderly woman, and struck a mail box and glass doorway in downtown Rochester Friday afternoon, police said.
Rochester police responded at 12:42 p.m. to the CARE Pharmacy on South Main Street.
There they found the driver of the car, Ryan Vansylvong, semi-alert. Police said witnesses told them he was having a medical event after the crash.
Vansylvong was driving a 2001 Buick Century and police said the car first struck the front wall of the pharmacy on the east end, causing damage to a concrete bench positioned along the wall. He also struck a U.S. postal box and then the glass doorway leading to the outer vestibule of the pharmacy, police said.
Constance Mann, 82, of Rochester was exiting the store at the time of the crash and Vansylvong’s car struck her while she was inside the vestibule.
Police said she sustained non-life-threatening injuries.
Both Mann and Vansylvong were brought to Frisbie Memorial Hospital for treatment.
The Rochester Building, Zoning and Licensing Services Department inspected the damage and found the building to be structurally sound, city officials said.
The pharmacy was closed during the probe.
Police Chief Paul R. Toussaint said the accident remains under investigation.