Teen girl becomes pinned underneath car after woman crashes into front of McCandless restaurant

MCCANDLESS, Pa. — A Longhorn Steakhouse employee ended up pinned underneath a car after a woman crashed into the front of the McCandless restaurant.


The crash happened at the restaurant on Covenant Avenue in McCandless Crossing around 1:06 p.m.

McCandless police said a 17-year-old female employee was washing windows when an 81-year-old woman drove her car into the front of the building after hitting a parked car.

Both the teen and woman were trapped when first responders arrived.

The employee, who was pinned underneath the car, was alert when rescue crews got her out. Police said she had a leg injury but appeared to be in stable condition.

The driver was extricated from the car and was in stable condition as well.

They were both taken to a local hospital.

Other customers and staff were in the restaurant at the time, but no one else was hurt.

The McCandless fire marshal said the employee is extremely lucky because she was only inches away from getting critically hurt.

Crews worked to stabilize and secure the building after it was damaged. A team will then investigate and reconstruct the scene to determine how the crash happened.

Following the investigation, the car will be removed from the building and cleanup will be finished.

The restaurant is closed until further notice.

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