HONOLULU – Six people, including a 3-year-old girl, were transported to the hospital after a car smashed into a Honolulu restaurant.
The car that crashed into the front of Paina Cafe on Saturday afternoon was driven by an elderly woman, Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.
Three women, two men and the child were sent to a local trauma center, and the extent of their injuries was not clear. A seventh person was injured but refused transportation to the hospital.
Before crashing into restaurant, the driver was involved in a minor wreck in the parking lot. Steve Orr told KHON-TV that he was driving behind the woman when she backed her car into his. She then attempted to pull into a parking spot when she apparently lost control of her vehicle.
The car struck another vehicle and jumped the curb, hitting the restaurant’s front window. Orr said the car then reversed, hitting more vehicles in the parking lot before it pulled forward, plowing through the restaurant’s dining area.
The car pinned two or three people against a soda machine at the back of restaurant, police said.
Ethan Hollandsworth told the Star-Advertiser he was inside the restaurant when the crash occurred. The driver appeared confused when she got out of the vehicle, and she didn’t seem know where she was, he said.
The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the crash.