5 Injured After Car Crashes Into Plantation Restaurant

Two people were seriously injured and three others suffered minor injuries after a car crashed into a restaurant in Plantation Monday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened at 1816 N. University Drive, Plantation Fire officials said.

A total of five people were injured, including the driver. Two patients were taken to Westside Regional and two were taken to Broward Health. It's unknown where the fifth was taken.

Police said a man was parking when he somehow lost control and slammed into Al Salam Restaurant, leaving a lot of damage. Broken glass was scattered everywhere and skid marks stained the floors.

"I turned by my right side and I saw the same car getting into the restaurant, pass by me running over everything. The customer too," waiter Issam Jourichi said.

Surveillance video shows the driver of the Toyota Sienna van accelerate through the front window and keep going into the dining room.

All five victims are expected to be alright, officials said.

"Initially it looks like this was an accident. The driver was a regular customer in the restaurant and he was apparently here picking up food," Plantation Fire's Joel Gordon said.

Check back with NBC 6 for updates.

Contact Us