Caught on Camera

‘I Just Heard a Boom': Video Shows SUV Plowing Into Plantation Restaurant

No one injured in Thursday afternoon crash at La Belle Monique restaurant

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Surveillance cameras were rolling when a driver plowed her SUV right into a restaurant in Plantation Thursday afternoon.

No one was hurt in the crash at La Belle Monique on State Road 7, police said.

"I just heard a boom, an explosion," owner Pierre Sterlin said.

Police said the driver was pulling into a parking space and accelerated as opposed to braking.

The SUV crashed through the front of the business around 3 p.m., knocking down a second wall and all the tables and chairs inside. There were around eight people inside but thankfully no injuries, Sterlin said.

The damage from the crash extended all the way to the back of the restaurant, right before the restrooms.

Sterlin said he had been sitting at a table talking with someone a couple minutes before the crash. He said the woman who was behind the wheel was a regular customer.

"She’s my regular customer. I thank God her life and we’re alive. So big damage, but God is good all the time," Sterlin said.

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