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Several Hurt After Car Plows Into Dunkin' Donuts

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MIAMI (CBSMiami) - Several people were hurt after a driver accidentally plowed into a Dunkin' Donuts.

The accident happened around 10:45 a.m. Monday when a woman in a white Honda crashed through the glass door.

Chopper4, over the scene, spotted the car completely inside the store in the 83rd block of W Flagler Street.

A woman who was in the car, said her friend was trying to park and hit the wrong pedal.

"I think she was trying to back up and instead of putting it in reverse she put it in drive," said 'Liz.' "She was trying to get into the parking spot correctly....instead of putting it in reverse she put it in drive."

The car then shot forward and ended up in the dining section of the restaurant.

A man who was also a customer was seriously hurt and rushed to Kendall Trauma. Another woman was also injured. Four others, including the driver, was checked out on the scene.  None of the injuries appeared to be life threatening.

Dunkin Donuts server Marilyn Baretto said she got cut on her hand.

"By the time I looked up the car was inside. I heard the smashing of the glass, thank God we're alive," she said.

Congressman Carlos Curbelo happened to be on a ride along with fire rescue when the call went out.

"It appears to have been an accident but this puts on display the amazing work that our firefighters do every single day," said Curbelo.

About two hours after the crash, the car left the Dunkin' Donuts, not under its own power and left the restaurant a mess.


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