Vehicle plows into busy Texas restaurant

HOUSTON, Texas (KPRC) – At least nine people were injured when a vehicle plowed into a restaurant near NRG Stadium in southwest Houston, Texas Wednesday.

The driver, who appeared to be in her 60s, said she was trying to park her Lexus SUV in the handicap spot in front of the restaurant when she hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

There were dozens of people dining inside at the time. Surveillance video from inside the restaurant shows two men sitting by the window at the time of impact. At least one of them was dragged to the buffet line on the other side of the restaurant.

After the crash, the driver tried reversing the vehicle to exit the restaurant, but somehow put the vehicle in drive once again and hit the buffet line a second time.

We’re told the injuries were minor. The driver was not taken to hospital nor was she taken into custody.

The drivers said was “freak accident” and as of Wednesday evening no charges had been filed against her.

The owner of the restaurant said he hopes to be reopen for business by the end of the week.

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