Car rams into West Miami-Dade Dunkin’ Donuts; 6 hurt

WEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) - A car ran into a West Miami-Dade Dunkin’ Donuts, Monday morning, striking one person and injuring five others.

7SkyForce HD flew over the scene, just after 11 a.m., at 8300 W. Flagler St., where the white Honda sedan was seen inside the business. The driver reportedly lost control of their vehicle and slammed into the Dunkin’ Donuts.

“At about 10:45 this morning, we received a call that there was an explosion at the Dunkin’ Donuts here,” said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue Lt. Felipe Lay. “Upon arrival, we determined there was a car inside the structure itself.”

Crews then located the victims inside the restaurant. “We saw that there was one person that was struck by the vehicle and another five persons that suffered some minor injuries,” said Lay.

7News cameras captured the driver of the Honda looking distraught as she sat on the side of the doughnut shop while another woman consoled her.

Witnesses described the crash as an “explosion” to police. Employees said it was scary, as they described the sound of the car breaking the glass door.

Florida Rep. Carlos Curbelo was on a ride-along with Miami-Dade Fire Rescue when he witnessed the aftermath. “I was riding along with fire rescue today, and we responded to this call,” he said. “Very tragic. This lady, instead of going in reverse, just went forward into the Dunkin’ Donuts and some people were injured. This just put on display the amazing work these men and women do to save lives and keep people safe.”

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue were seen treating a person injured as a result of the crash, who has since been transported to a nearby hospital. A second person was later transported with an injured arm.

One of the transported victims, an elderly man, is listed in serious condition.

7News cameras showed crews sweeping up shattered glass and covering the entrance with plywood.

The driver will not be facing any charges.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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