A Groton restaurant owner escaped serious injury when a car came crashing through her restaurant Friday afternoon.
The car crashed through the front window at Beirut's Food Palace at 754 Long Hill Road around 2 p.m., according to police.
The Poquonnock Bridge Fire Department, Groton Ambulance and the Town of Groton Building Inspector all responded to the scene.
The owner was alone at the restaurant and said she was standing near the front of the store when the car came crashing through, missing her by just two feet. She was not injured. The owner said she had arrived to the restaurant just 10 minutes before the accident happened.
The female driver of the car was taken to Lawrence and Memorial Hospital to be evaluated, but did not appear to be injured, according to fire officials.
According to fire officials, there was no structural damage to the restaurant and it was cleared to reopen. The owner said the restaurant will remain closed indefinitely.
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