An 80-year-old man was taken to hospital after crashing his car into a supermarket in Crieff.
The pensioner, whose injuries were said to be minor, was at the wheel of a silver car when the incident happened at 12.55pm on Tuesday.
It is understood the driver reversed into Crieff Vets, damaging the wall before speeding forward and driving through the Co-op car park and crashing into the wall of the shop, damaging the wall and smashing drinks bottles on the aisles inside
Witnesses said the vehicle appeared to be propping up the wall of the Co-op store and fire crews had to carry out a structural survey.
Local woman Helen Grant tried to visit the store shortly after the crash.
She said: “I didn’t see the accident itself but I got down there and I was about to go in when out came a load of firemen.
“There were two fire engines but I didn’t think anything of that because I thought they were doing an exercise or something.
“They told us the store was closed and I asked them why they told me to have a look round the side. A small silver car had mounted the pavement and gone into the wall.
“Someone told me the reason the shop was still shut was that they weren’t certain whether the car was holding the wall up.
“I hope the driver of the car is OK and I hope the car isn’t the only thing holding the wall up, because the town only has a Co-op.
“It’s the talk of the town everyone I spoke to seemed to know about it.”
The store reopened at around 5.30pm.
A spokesman for the Scottish Ambulance Service said they had taken the man to Crieff Cottage Hospital for treatment.