LAKEWOOD, Ohio (WJW) – Five customers and a driver were taken to the hospital after a vehicle crashed through a Lakewood restaurant’s patio Thursday afternoon.
It happened just after 2 p.m. at Hola Tacos in the 12100 block of Madison Avenue.
The restaurant owner told FOX 8 that a driver tried to park in the next-door parking lot, but instead accelerated, drove through a fence and into the outside dining area while customers were eating.
One of two videos released by police shows the car back out of a parking spot, straighten up and crash through a dumpster and a patio fence.
A second video shows two people eating at a picnic table. The vehicle is seen plowing through the patio and through the table. One of the women is seen standing up directly after the hit.
Watch surveillance footage of the crash in the player below. [VIOLENT CONTENT WARNING: Some viewers may find this footage disturbing.]
Five customers who were sitting outside at the time were taken to the hospital for injuries. The driver was also taken to the hospital.
Hola Tacos and Liliana Bridal House are closed until further notice.
So far, no charges have been filed. Lakewood police say they don’t believe drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.