Multiple injuries after vehicle plows into restaurant near NRG Stadium (Houston, Texas, USA )
A car barreled into a packed Houston restaurant, injuring multiple people in a harrowing scene that was captured on video.
In five seconds' time, tables, chairs and helpless people are seen being violently swept up by an SUV but perhaps more amazingly, leaving its scattered victims with only minor injuries, said the Houston Fire Department.
The black SUV is first briefly seen maneuvering to face the glass-wall entrance of Dimassi's Mediterranean Buffet at La Concha just before 2 p.m. when it abruptly charges forward.
Those injured — some appearing in the video to have become trapped beneath the vehicle — were transported to nearby hospitals as a precaution, said Public Information Officer Kenwatta Parker.
An investigation into what may have caused the driver to plow into the establishment is still underway, he said.
Damage to the restaurant is described as "significant."