A sport utility vehicle drove into the front of two stores before noon Thursday in Evergreen Plaza in downtown Arlington Heights.
A.J. Rivera, general manager of Rush Performance personal training studio, 10 S. Evergreen Ave., said he arrived shortly after the accident to find his business' window broken out and equipment damaged, but no one was hit.
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"Thank God, they're OK," he said of people who were in the area at the time.
The accident also damaged the front of Liberty Cleaners, 12 S. Evergreen Ave.
Arlington Heights Police Sgt. Greg Czarnecki said when the crash happened about 11:40 a.m., several pedestrians were walking on the sidewalk, but they were able to avoid being struck by the Toyota RAV4 SUV, whose driver was making a turn in the parking lot, but ended up jumping the curb and crashing into the storefront.
Only minor injuries -- cuts and scrapes -- were reported, authorities said.
No citations were issued to the driver.
Broken shards of glass were cleaned up from the scene, and a board-up crew was sent to the two businesses.