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Car crashes through front of New Jersey restaurant

One customer and one employee suffered minor injuries after a car crashed through the front of the Cluck-U Chicken in Red Bank around noon on March 3. The customer was standing at the counter when a 71-year-old woman drove her car into the restaurant, and the granite countertop fell on him. His leg was slightly injured, but he refused treatment. The injured employee, whose hand was hurt, also turned down medical treatment.

According to the restaurant owner, this is the third time in 16 years that a car has crashed into the restaurant, and he is now looking into barriers that might prevent it from happening again. The building did not sustain any structural damage, but he said that it was more severely damaged than it had been in the past and that it would be several days before the business could reopen.

On the afternoon of the incident, police had not yet issued any citations. It was unclear what may have caused the accident.

While the injuries were minor in this accident, they might have been much more serious. In some car accidents, individuals may suffer injuries that take weeks or months to recover from. They may even be permanently injured. In such a case, an individual may want to file a lawsuit against the responsible party. This can help cover payments for medical expenses and time missed from work among other expenses.

However, even individuals who have minor injuries like the people in this accident might want to consult an attorney. Sometimes, an injury may be more serious that it first appears. In such a case, the individual might then want to proceed with a lawsuit.

Source: NJ.com, “2 injured after car crashes through Red Bank eatery, police say,” Rob Spahr, March 3, 2015

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