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    Car crashes into Brockton gas station

    This car crashed into the Shell gas station convenience store at 945 Belmont St. in Brockton.
    Brockton Fire Department
    This car crashed into the Shell gas station convenience store at 945 Belmont St. in Brockton.

    A car crashed into a gas station convenience store in Brockton on Thursday night.

    It happened at 945 Belmont St. when a motorist apparently lost control of her car.

    “The vehicle jumped a curb and drove through bushes and the parking lot of the Shell gas station before crashing into the convenience store,” Brockton Police Department spokesman Darren Duarte wrote in an e-mail. “The male passenger exited the vehicle and took his son with him who was in the back. He and his son fled the area before emergency crews arrived.”

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    The driver, a 21-year-old woman, was taken by ambulance to Brockton Hospital with minor injuries. She is facing charges of reckless operation of a motor vehicle, destruction of property over $1,200, and a marked lanes violation, he said.

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    “The accident remains under investigation,” Duarte said.

    The Brockton Fire Department posted a photo of the crashed car on Twitter.

    Emily Sweeney can be reached at esweeney@globe.com. Follow her on Twitter @emilysweeney.