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Driver flees after car flips, crashes into Subway restaurant

NEW KENSINGTON, Pa. — A driver fled after crashing a car into a Subway restaurant in New Kensington early Thursday morning, officials said.

The car flipped and slid across the parking lot on its roof before slamming into the Subway on Stevenson Boulevard about 2:30 a.m.

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Emergency dispatchers said the driver was not at the scene when police arrived.

Authorities are searching for the driver, but they think they know who the suspect is and said it’s just a matter of time before they bring him in.

PHOTOS: Surveillance of driver who fled after crashing into Subway restaurant

The front of the restaurant was boarded up after the crash.

The car just missed several others belonging to the rental company next door.

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"He went away and didn't seem like he got hurt. Just was insane," Karlee Galcik, an Avis employee, told Channel 11's Erin Clarke.

Surveillance cameras over the door of Avis show the driver heading northbound and turning right on Baldrick Street, which is a dead end. Less than a minute later, the car is seen speeding back before it hits the curb, flips over and crashes.

Police know the car did not belong to the man driving it, because the owner called police.

The driver will be responsible for all of the damage to the building and the car. It's unclear what charges he could face.


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