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Car crashes into DC restaurant’s outdoor cafe, 2 women dead

March 11th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

An SUV crashed Friday afternoon into the outdoor seating area of a popular Greek restaurant in Northwest Washington, D.C., killing two woman and injuring seven others, four of them critically.

Authorities said the incident appeared to be an accident. “There are no indications that this was intentional,” said Second District Police Commander Duncan Bedlion. “We have a cooperative driver. He's staying with us.”

He described the driver as elderly.

The accident occurred shortly after noon on a warm, sunny day in the nation's capital. The restaurant is on a busy commercial strip with shops and restaurants, many of which have outdoor seating. Fire trucks lined the street, which was closed off to traffic and pedestrians.