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Family Recovering After Elderly Man Crashes Into Restaurant in Quincy, Mass.

The driver, a 90-year-old man, and his elderly female passenger, were not injured, but were shaken up

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    A driver crashed through the front door of a restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts on Tuesday, injuring several patrons. (Published Tuesday, July 19, 2016)

    A family of four from California is recovering after a driver crashed through the front door of a restaurant in Quincy, Massachusetts. 

    The crash happened at Wild Willy's Burgers and left heavy damage to the building. The driver, a 90-year-old man, and his elderly female passenger, were not injured, but were shaken up. 

    Witness Shakira Rivas explained she saw the driver seem to have difficulty with his car, just before it came crashing through. Officers say the driver became confused, mistaking the gas for the brake pedal. 

    Rivas said, "He backed up real far and he just pressed the full gas. You could hear the wheels and he just went right through like it was nothing, and then everybody just got hurt inside. 

    Det. Karen Barkas of Quincy Police said, “He doesn't remember it but we will be filing an immediate threat with the Registry of Motor Vehicles. No charges are being filed at this time." 

    Employees here say the elderly couple comes to the restaurant often. 

    The owners tell us the structure of the building is alright. They need to repair the front counter and the door. They're hoping to reopen as soon as possible. 


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