A SUV went across the median of Griffin Road and crashed into a check-cashing store in Dania Beach overnight, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Dispatchers were called at 3:53 a.m. after the black Suzuki SUV, which appeared to have been traveling eastbound, went over the median, across the westbound lanes and into the storefront at 4591 Griffin Road, the BSO said.
The male driver and female passenger were taken to Memorial Regional Hospital South with serious but non-life-threatening injuries, according to the BSO.
It appears that alcohol could have been a factor in the crash and detectives are investigating, the BSO said.
The building’s owner said this is not the first time that a car has put a hole in one of its walls.
“It was about 10 years, more or less the same thing, just on the other side of the building here,” Lucille Sandstrom said. “It wasn’t anybody that was drinking or anything. It was just an older man that lost his footing on a pedal, I guess, and just plowed into the building.”