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This is the heart-stopping moment a car smashes through the glass entrance to a Boots in Liverpool, narrowly missing customers.

One brave shopper rushed to help the driver, who was hurt in the crash, but luckily no others were injured.

Footage shows the black Volkswagen careering into the shop at Edge Lane Retail Park shortly after 2pm on Thursday.

The vehicle’s driver was treated at the scene for injuries, and someone else was treated for shock, according to Merseyside Fire and Rescue.

After the video was posted to social media site Reddit, the comments were full of praise for the woman who rushed towards the vehicle when it came to a stop after smashing through the store.

The blurry footage shows a number of customers browsing inside the Boots, including what looks like a queue of customers to the right.

Customers were milling about inside when suddenly the car came out of nowhere (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
The driver was treated at the scene and no-one else was hurt (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

The car park beyond the store is just about visible in the footage, and some parked cars can be seen.

A woman is also visible walking up to the shop with a pram and baby inside it, then entering the store. A group of people then exit the shop and walk away from the entrance.

Moments later, with customers milling about inside the shop, the car smashes through the entrance and eventually comes to a stop inside the store.

It appears to hit another car and spin it around outside the shop then drives straight through a bollard, through the shop’s door and into the store, smashing through everything in its path.

Thankfully no people were in the vehicle’s direct path, and the customers visible in the footage are shown rushing away when they realise what is happening.

Reddit users praised the woman who rushed towards the car (Picture: Liverpool Echo)
One woman rushed towards the car when it came to a stop (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

All apart from one woman, who seems to wait for the car to slow down then rushes towards it.

One Reddit user commented: ‘Love that lady just beelining to help’.

Another called her a ‘solid person’ and commented about how great it is to have someone like that in a crisis situation.

Someone else wrote: ‘Shout out to the woman who ran straight over to the car’.

Other Reddit users took to the comments section to share how terrifying the whole situation was describing how it ‘could have been horrible’ with the mother and baby in the entrance just moments before.

Merseyside Police put a cordon up and are urging witnesses to come forwards (Picture: Liverpool Echo)

Witnesses described the scene as ‘bedlam’ and said there was lots of debris left strewn across the floor in the shop.

Police said that the Volkswagon had crashed into three other cars in the carpark before it ploughed through shop front.

It’s not known exactly what happened and why the car crashed into the Boots.

A cordon was put in place around the store after the crash and police are urging witnesses to come forwards.

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