When you are eating lunch at a restaurant, you don’t expect that you will be run over by a vehicle. People at the Al Salam Restaurant in Plantation were in for a horrible surprise when they were eating on a Monday afternoon at around 2:30. A driver who was at the eatery to pick up a take-out order ran through the facade of the restaurant.
The inside of the restaurant was a mess with blood stains on the wall, skid marks on the floor, and debris in the back of the restaurant. The accident is thought to have been a low-speed accident.
The man who was driving the minivan was a regular customer. It is believed that there was a medical reason behind the crash, but the police were still investigating the accident. The driver was injured in the accident. His condition was considered stable.
Four other people were also injured in the accident. Three people had minor injuries. The fourth restaurant patron who was injured was taken to a Fort Lauderdale hospital in serious condition. He was sitting at a table when he was injured.
If you were injured in an accident that was caused by a driver slamming into you, seeking compensation might be something for you to explore. If you seek compensation, you can try to recoup some of the money you spent on medical bills, as well as some of the wages you lost as a result of the accident. Learning how to seek compensation in Florida can help you to decide what you will do with your case.
Source: SunSentinel, “Five hurt when minivan crashes into Plantation restaurant,” Linda Trischitta, George Wilson and Rebeca Piccardo, Dec. 08, 2015