DOUGLAS COUNTY, OR — Five people were hurt, two critically, late Tuesday afternoon when a driver crashed their vehicle into a restaurant in northwest Roseburg, reports KATU.
The accident occurred at the Seven Thai restaurant on Northwest Garden Valley Boulevard at around 3:30 p.m.
An early investigation indicates a 94-year-old driver mistook their gas pedal for the brake, causing their van to accelerate through the building’s glass front. Roseburg Fire Department crews said two people were trapped under the vehicle as a result.
A total of five people were injured. Of those victims, three were transported to a local hospital, two of whom were admitted as trauma patients.
The driver, who was not reported hurt, was cited for “careless driving.”
No further information has been released at this time.
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