Car accidents happen every day, but thankfully, many don't result in injuries. Those that do have the potential to change the lives of those hurt immediately and irreparably. Someone who suffers a brain injury may never speak or be able to learn in the same way again, and someone who is hit in the wrong way could end up paralyzed.
For those who aren't on the roads, getting into an accident with a car probably doesn't cross their minds. This is especially true among those who are in restaurants or in locations where vehicles shouldn't go. Take for instance this case in which nine people were left injured after a car crashed into a restaurant in Upper Marlboro. According to an Oct. 24 report, the vehicle collided with the restaurant at around 1:30 p.m. It went through the restaurant's wall, impacting multiple people inside.
At the time of the incident, there were approximately 30 people eating in the restaurant. Two of the nine people who had injuries suffered from serious injuries, though they were not expected to be life-threatening. Five others had less-serious injuries, while two decided to refuse transport to the hospital and received assistance at the scene.
Very fortunately, the vehicle hit between two tables with patrons, so the incident was not as serious as it could have been. Many of the people who were at the restaurant at the time are in public safety; one of the people who suffered a head injury is a retired firefighter.
Due to the damage, the building is not safe to reopen. It will need repairs to make it stable again.
Source: WTOP, "9 injured after car crashes into Upper Marlboro restaurant," Sarah Beth Hensley, Oct. 24, 2017