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Ross business owner assessing damage after driver crashes car into restaurant

ROSS TOWNSHIP, Pa. — One person was rushed to the hospital after a car crashed into a Ross Township restaurant.

Police said the accident happened around 6 p.m. Wednesday at the Rochester Inn on Rochester Road.

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No other injuries were reported, but the driver had to be taken via an ambulance to the hospital. The driver suffered a medical emergency, police said.

A Channel 11 viewer saw the crash and sent in this photo that shows the vehicle that smashed into the building. The damage was confined to one side of the building, but the SUV went completely through the glass doors.

The Rochester Inn had just voluntarily shut down due to the dine in alcohol ban in Allegheny County. Had they been open, restaurant staff and customers would have been in the expect spot hit by the car.

Customers typically step outside and have a cigarette where the driver crashed the owner Kevin DuMont told Channel 11.

“Thank God! You know? Because I’m truly blessed with a great clientele and a great staff and nobody got hurt. The gentleman that was in the car I don’t think he seriously injured,” DuMont said.

He’s now documenting the damage and working to get in touch with his insurance company.

Channel 11′s Mike Holden is working to find out how he’s planning to bounce back amidst the pandemic for Channel 11 News on TV and in our streaming apps.

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