Driver crashes into Fla. restaurant, no injuries
OAKLAND PARK, Fla. (WHDH) -- The owners of a family restaurant are cleaning up after a driver crashed into their business.
Restaurant owner Solange Saintiel said she was in the kitchen when a car plowed into the front of the restaurant. The accident happened around 7 a.m., Tuesday morning. "I heard the plow and I looked in the kitchen and saw nothing," said Solange.
"This is unbelievable, beyond words. I don't know what to say," said Wildine Saintiel, the owner's daughter.
According to authorities, an elderly man driving the car accidentally reversed into the store. The driver, along with his female passenger, were taken to the hospital to be checked out. They are expected to be OK.
The family was forced to close their 12-year-old business until repairs are made. "We're losing business now today. It's sad," Wildine said.
Inspectors visited the restaurant and gave the family a list of all the repairs needed before they can reopen for business. "Nobody died, God bless," said restaurant owner Moses Saintiel. "Because he was there with us, nobody died."
Though the front entrance of the business was boarded up by the afternoon, the family is still serving meals for those who want to pickup and take out.