Car crashes into Pittsburgh restaurant, injures diner

According to WPXI-TV, the crash happened at a restaurant in the Oakwood neighborhood on Apr. 9. A man was eating with his wife and three children when a car slammed through the wall, which contained a large window overlooking the street.

The window shattered, badly cutting the man. The restaurant owner’s husband used towels to keep pressure on the victim’s wounds until EMTs arrived to take the man to the hospital.

The owner later said that she was filling the ice machine when the crash occurred. She heard a “poof” and felt the building rattle, but did not see what happened. The cook had to tell her to turn around to witness the bizarre sight of a car in her restaurant.

It does not appear that the reason for the crash is known yet. No other vehicle is mentioned as being involved, so it is possible that the driver was speeding, driving while distracted or under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

We hope the injured man recovers quickly and fully from his injuries. It is very fortunate that nobody else was hurt, especially his children.

Most of us would expect to be safe from a car wreck while indoors, and most of the time that is true. But if a driver loses control on a city street, nobody nearby is safe. A defenseless pedestrian or even someone in a building can get seriously hurt.