• Woman facing charges after crashing into Brockton gas station


    BROCKTON, Mass. - A car crashed into the storefront of a gas station on Belmont Street Thursday night. 

    The crash occurred around 10 p.m. at the Shell gas station at 945 Belmont St., according to the Brockton Fire Department. 

    A four-door sedan shattered the entire glass storefront, causing damage to the building. 

    Brockton police said a 21-year-old Brockton woman was driving the Honda Accord when she lost control and plowed into the store. She was hospitalized and treated for minor injuries. A man and his son were also in the car but left before officers could talk with them, police said.

    Police said the driver will be charged with reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property over $1200 and a marked lane violation.

    Two people were working inside the convenience store when the crash occurred, and are OK, fire officials said. A store manager said Friday morning that an additional employee was working in Marylou's coffee shop that's contained within the store.

    The car reportedly went off Belmont Street, plowed through some shrubs and crashed right into the building. Debris was seen all across the pavement at the crash scene. 

    Details on what caused the crash were not immediately available. 

    Editor's Note: Brockton Police had previously reported the driver was 24 years old. They have since learned she is 21. 

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