Here's Proof that Driving an SUV Through a Restaurant Is a Bad, Bad Idea

Here's Proof that Driving an SUV Through a Restaurant Is a Bad, Bad Idea

Well, there's finally cinematic proof that driving a gas-guzzling SUV into a crowded restaurant may not be the best way to get quick service.

The accident happened at Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet in a strip center near NRG Stadium on Kirby at 1:55 p.m. Wednesday, and left a number of restaurant patrons injured.

About ten people were injured in the crash, and most of the reported injuries are minor, according to officials.

But while there may not be any major injuries to the restaurant patrons, the video footage, shot by what appear to be security cameras, shows some pretty significant damage to the restaurant itself.

On the video, the restaurant appears to be packed with a lunch crowd as an SUV slowly approaches.

Suddenly, the driver picks up speed and rams through the glass doors and into the restaurant, sending people and tables flying. One person appears to be dragged by the vehicle.

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

The driver was not identified by officials, and was not taken to the hospital.

She told Local 2 reporters that it was "freak accident" and as of Wednesday evening no charges had been filed against her.


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