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Elderly driver crashes through window of Grand Island bank

An elderly woman drove into the First Niagara Bank branch at 2300 Grand Island Blvd. Wednesday afternoon, slightly injuring a bank employee, Grand Island fire officials reported.

Jean Niland, 87, of Grand Island, was parked in front of the bank shortly before 4 p.m. when she accidentally crashed through one of its plate glass windows, Fire Chief Matt Osinski said.

Bank employee Eva Sander, 41, suffered a minor injury and was taken to an urgent care center by a family member. Niland was not injured.

Bank manager Mike Samland said there was considerable interior damage to the bank but it was able to open as usual on Thursday.