This article was published by The Age on 24 October, 2013. 


A four-wheel-drive has ploughed through the front windows of a bakery in Melbourne's south-east. A shop assistant was taken to hospital with minor cuts.

Police said a man in his 70s was behind to the wheel of the Nissan X Trail, which ended up in inside Baker's Delight in Florence Street, Mentone.

No one was seriously hurt, but an 18-year-old female Baker's Delight staff member was treated for minor injuries. β€œOne person was taken to Sandringham Hospital with cuts,” a spokesman for Ambulance Victoria said.

Police say this incident comes just days after a car reversed through the front doors of Bemersyde Bakehouse in Berwick.

Two similar incidents occurred earlier in the month, both involving elderly drivers, say police.

A small run of similar incidents last month involved a woman driver who lost control of her vehicle on October 4, slamming through the wall of a Frankston North nursing home. Later that week, a driver attempting to park her car drove it through the front window of One Thai restaurant in Balwyn.

AuthorToni Brient