Car plows into restaurant, injures three people


A third woman was pushed aside by the impact and can be seen in surveillance video holding her knee in pain.

The driver is a regular customer at the Surati Farsan Mart and was stopping by to place an order for her daughter's birthday.

She told police that as she pulled into a parking space, her foot accidentally hit the gas pedal instead of the brake.

The restaurant's owner was surprised yet thankful that there were only minor injuries.

"When I first pulled it out, I was shocked, it was crazy-looking. Luckily, I am surprised nobody was hurt with all of the force of the impact," said owner Raj Patel, who has second Surati Farsan Mart location in Artesia.

It is unknown if the driver will be cited. Damage to the restaurant is estimated at about $25,000.

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