Car Crashes Into Sam’s Club, 3 People Injured

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A car crashed into a Sam's Club in Gaithersburg, injuring three people. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

A car crashed into a Sam’s Club in Gaithersburg, injuring three people. (Credit: George Mesthos/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

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GAITHERSBURG, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — A Maryland man was behind the wheel of a car that slammed into a Sam’s Club wholesale store in suburban Washington, injuring three people, including a man who suffered a leg amputation, police say.

The collision occurred just before 1 p.m. Tuesday at the store in the 700 block of N. Frederick Avenue, according to Montgomery County police.

Montgomery County Police Capt. Jim Daly says a Buick LeSabre driven by 77-year-old Subinoy Mazumdar, of North Potomac, plowed through the store’s parking lot and struck 31-year-old Sheila Orellana, who was with her two young children. Orellana saw the car coming and pushed her children, ages 1 and 3, out of the car’s path before being hit, reports WNEW’s George Mesthos.

The car then crashed into the store’s brick wall, striking two men, police said. Dimas Chavez, 76, had his leg severed by the car and was transported by helicopter to Baltimore Shock Trauma with life-threatening injuries, according to police. Thaan Buithuan, 33, suffered non-life threatening injuries and was transported to Suburban Hospital.

Orellana was evaluated at Shady Grove Hospital for minor injuries.

Police say Mazumdar was not injured and is being interviewed by detectives.

The cause of the crash wasn’t immediately clear.

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