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Crash at the Cracker Barrel

A minivan backed into the front doors of a Pembroke Pines Cracker Barrel on Wednesday night, injuring five people.

But, seemingly resilient, the restaurant stayed open as paramedics responded and treated the injured. None of the injuries were life threatening.

At about 7:30 p.m., the minivan was backing up when it went too far, its rear end smashing into the front doors of the Cracker Barrel on Sheridan Street just east of Interstate 75. Five people, all elderly, were hurt, said Shawn Hallich, assistant fire marshal with Pembroke Pines Fire Department.

All the injuries were non-life threatening. Paramedics took for people to Memorial Hospital West in Pembroke Pines and the fifth to Memorial Regional Hospital in Hollywood, he said.

The building survived just fine with only damage to its front doors. As paramedics treated people in front of restaurant, servers inside took orders and brought food to customers.

People who were done eating were allowed out. They just had to go through a side door.


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