Dinner hour at Dickey’s gets crashed: Car crashes through building in Bloomington

A vehicle crashed into Dickey's Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News
A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

ST. GEORGE – Saturday evening a single car accident was reported at Dickey’s restaurant in the Bloomington area of St. George. The vehicle, a Lexus, was carrying the driver and a second passenger, and accelerated toward the building fast enough to hop the curb and crash through a large glass window before coming to rest completely inside the restaurant.

At the time of the accident, approximately 8-10 people were eating at the restaurant, and at least one was transported to the hospital for injuries.

“I heard a big sound in the lobby,” Max Hadler, a Dickey’s employee and eye witness to the accident said, “As I looked up I saw the front wall cave in, and just a bunch of customers getting hit.”

Neither the driver nor the passenger sustained significant injury, and both declined commenting on the accident.

The driver was cited for the collision. Additionally, the vehicle was significantly damaged, and towed for repairs.

 

 

 

 

A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

 

A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News 

 

A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending  one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A vehicle crashed into Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Saturday evening, sending one to the hospital, St. George, Utah, Jan. 19, 2013 | Photo by Chris Caldwell, St. George News

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13 Comments

  • Tyler January 19, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    Haha another one?? Jus the other week it was Jimmy John’s!

  • What the #$@% January 19, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    HOW do these things happen? I dont get it…it seriously takes that long to react and realize your going forward, not stoppingor back?!!

    • MATER January 20, 2013 at 10:30 am

      Ok Mr. perfect older folks don’t have the reflexes that younger ones do ………did you see the car? it’s got gittyup,,,,,,,,,, use your head picture this!!! You think your foot is on the brake ,,,,,car keeps moving,,,,,,you push harder,,,,,,,,, car launches forward,,,,,,,,,,,, end result ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ooopppsss…..

      It happens to all of us most of the time we have time to react can’t wait till it happens to you!

      • Annettie Cannavale January 20, 2013 at 11:31 am

        Accidents can happen to anyone. It’s not just older drivers. I know this firsthand.

  • Anon January 19, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    It was two old people. They accidentally hit the gas instead of the brakes. Last year an older lady did the exact same thing and drove through chilis.

    • Annettie Cannavale January 20, 2013 at 10:58 am

      I once hit the gas instead of the brake in a hotel parking lot. Luckily, there were no other cars around, because I wouldn’t have been able to react and stop in time if there were. Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye.

  • Natalie January 20, 2013 at 1:29 am

    Uhh Ohhhh. Another Toyota with an accelerator stuck!!!!!!!!!

    • Annettie Cannavale January 20, 2013 at 10:55 am

      It was a Lexus.

  • ld January 20, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Toyota makes Lexus.Same as Nissan makes Infinities,Honda makes Acura’s and so on and so forth. They are one in the same.

    • Annettie Cannavale January 21, 2013 at 11:17 am

      I didn’t know that. Thank you.

  •   January 20, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    Seriously, the elderly need to stay off the road. I know St. George is full of ’em, and it’d take about 87% of the drivers off the road, but revoking their licenses would make this place safer….

    • Annettie Cannavale January 21, 2013 at 11:18 am

      Please don’t generalize driving accidents to just the elderly. Yes, like teens, they may be more of a risk factor, but dangerous drivers exist in any age bracket, anywhere, anytime.

  • Roy J January 21, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    This is my new favorite picture! Woot!

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