Car Crashes into Building on College Avenue; Multiple Injuries Reported


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (KNWA)– A Fayetteville coffee shop had a car run into it causing multiple injuries on Friday, March 22, according to Fayetteville police.

Jennifer Summers, the owner of  Baba Boudan’s, said, The next thing I knew there was a car speeding through the plate glass door and window. It knocked the counter off and I ended up on the floor and then suddenly there was a car in the dining area.

When a vehicle tore through the walls of Baba Boudan’s coffee shop, Jennifer Summers and her son were working behind the counter.

I landed on my shoulder on the floor, Summers said.
In the dining room, six or seven guests.
She added, A man took himself to the hospital, he thought his hand was broken, my son went to the hospital, his ankle might have been broken, and there were multiple fractures, from what I understood on a woman that was sitting in the dining room.
Sgt. Tony Murphy of the Fayetteville Police Department said accidents aren’t foreign to College Ave.
He said, We have seen some accidents in this area, just because of you know, people braking and turning and it’s just a really hilly section of Fayetteville so people need to be careful when they come over the hills.
Even this building isn’t new to accidents.
The owner said the Northeast corner was hit by a car 20 years ago, before she owned the business.
Sgt. Murphy said, Some evidence on the roadway leads us to believe that one of the vehicles lost control obviously, causing it to crash into the building here.
Summers said, “I think he hit the gas instead of the brake.
Police were reconstructing the scene earlier, tracing the tire marks left behind.
Although the crash left its mark, Summers says ultimately, she’s grateful.
“I’m glad nobody was, you know, crushed and killed. It could have been a whole lot worse. I’m very grateful, she said.

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