THIS is the shocking moment shoppers are hurled to the floor as a car smashed into an Aldi – but everyone survived.
Horrifying footage shows the motor plough through the front of the supermarket in Chelmsford, Essex yesterday.
A car was caught on CCTV crashing through the front of an Aldi in Chelmsford, Essex, yestedayCredit: Will Richards/Facebook
Just moments earlier unsuspecting shoppers had been loading up their bagsCredit: Will Richards/Facebook
Several people suffered minor injuries and one woman was taken to hospital following the crash just before midday.
CCTV footage shows unsuspecting shoppers loading up their trolleys just inches away from the motor as it crashes through a glass window.
Broken glass and debris are sent flying as the front of the budget supermarket caves in.
The car careers into an Aldi payout desk, knocking a woman to the floor and pinning a man against shattered debris.
Another man who walked away from the payout desk with his shopping just moments before narrowly escaped being hit.
Terrified shoppers look on in shock as the car reverses at speed out of the store.
Other customers rush over to help the woman who was knocked to the floor.
An Aldi worker is seen bolting out of the door in pursuit after the driver reversed out of the smashed-up store.
Horrified shoppers look on as the car crashes through the front of the budget storeCredit: Will Richards/Facebook
One woman was knocked to the floor by the force of the collisionCredit: Will Richards/Facebook
Emergency services were scrambled to the scene and a woman was taken to hospital.
The Aldi store sustained “significant” damage in the crash, as police appealed for anyone with dashcam footage to contact them.
A spokesman for Essex Police said: “We were called to reports that a car had collided with Aldi supermarket on Springfield Road, Chelmsford, just before 12pm today, Wednesday, March 3.
“The vehicle collided with the front of the building causing significant damage to the store.
“Several members of the public also received minor injuries.
“Our enquiries are ongoing.”
A spokesman for East of England Ambulance Service said: “Two ambulances, two Hazardous Area Response Team vehicles and an ambulance officer vehicle were called to Aldi, Springfield, Chelmsford, shortly before midday today, March 3, following reports of a road traffic collision.
“One woman was transported to Broomfield Hospital for further assessment and care.”
The car then reverses at speed out of the Aldi storeCredit: Will Richards/Facebook
Shoppers rushed over to help the woman who was knocked downCredit: Will Richards/Facebook