Six injured when pickup crashes into Texas restaurant
DENISON, Texas (KWTX) – Six people were injured late Monday morning when a pickup truck crashed into the dining area of a restaurant in Dension.
The pickup, with a camper, ended up almost completely inside the dining area of Nick’s Family Restaurant after the accident, which happened at around 11:30 a.m. Monday.
The pickup’s elderly drive and five restaurant customers were injured, two of them seriously.
The driver of the pickup was pinned inside the truck for about 30 minutes before he was extricated.
“It appears as though he came from Whataburger across the road into Nick’s Family Restaurant,” Denison Fire Chief Gregg Lloyd told KXII in Sherman.
Anita Townsend was in the back of the restaurant at the time of the crash.
“All of a sudden we heard a big pop and I heard the owner’s daughter scream, so I came straight out to make sure she was OK, and that’s when we saw the truck that had come through the building,” Townsend told KXII.
“We normally sit right there in the front, we happened to sit in the back today, God was watching over us and put us in the back of the building,” Townsend said.
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