Restaurant patron drives car through Abington eatery's wall

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ABINGTON, MASS. >> Two people were injured after a man in his 70s accidentally stepped on the gas pedal and catapulted his car through the side of a southeast Massachusetts restaurant.

Officials say a regular patron of D'Ann's Sports and Entertainment Restaurant drove through a wall at the Abington eatery around 1 p.m. Sunday.

Two customers entering the building at the time were pinned underneath the vehicle. Fire Capt. Brian Fogg says the victims were treated for minor injuries at South Shore Hospital.

Owner Michael Cocomazzi says the crash happened when the driver attempted to avoid a collision outside the restaurant.

D'Ann's was closed for several hours as investigators assessed the damage, but has since reopened.

Cocomazzi says the damaged wall needs electrical and cosmetic repairs that will cost thousands of dollars.


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