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Driver crashes into restaurant and injures 2

Two people were injured on March 3 after a car drove into a restaurant in New Jersey. The car accident happened at Cluck-U Chicken in Red Bank just before 12 p.m. For an unknown reason, a 71-year-old woman drove into the front of the restaurant and hit a granite counter.

The car involved in the accident also struck a 37-year-old male customer who was standing by the granite counter. After the granite fell on top of him, employees lifted the countertop off of the customer. Despite suffering from a minor leg injury, the man refused medical treatment. An employee at the restaurant who suffered a minor hand injury in the accident also refused to be treated. It is unclear whether the car driver was injured in the crash.

The vehicle was removed from the restaurant about an hour and 15 minutes after the accident took place. According to reports, the building remained structurally sound, but computer systems, electrical equipment and refrigerators were damaged. The owner of the restaurant was unsure when it would be possible for him to reopen his business. He said that the crash was the third of its kind in the past 16 years and that he was considering putting in permanent structures in front of the building to prevent another accident from taking place.

Even if a victim does not suffer from major physical injuries in a car accident, the emotional trauma of the event can take a serious toll. After an accident, a victim may seek financial compensation for both physical and emotional injuries. An attorney may be able to help the victim to file a personal injury claim against the driver who is responsible for their injuries.

Source: NJ.com, "2 injured after car crashes through Red Bank eatery, police say," Rob Spahr, March 3, 2015

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