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Driver Crashes SUV Into Country Pizza

The young woman driving was dropping off an employee; she and her father, who was in the passenger seat, appeared to be uninjured.

A young woman dropping a employee off in her Ford SUV at around 4:20 p.m. Saturday crashed into the Main Street building, shattering glass in a front window, cracking a portion of brick in the front facade and knocking into a Pepsi cooler inside.

Monroe Volunteer EMS personnel are checking on the driver, who appears to be distraught. Her father, who was seated in the front passenger side, appeared to be uninjured, but was visibly upset. Police officers interviewed witnesses and firefighters examined the building for potential safety issues.

Chief Building Inspector James Sandor also checked the damage.

The restaurant is still serving patrons.

Bob Zyskowski July 22, 2012 at 12:28 PM
I am glad that nobody was hurt. Dad in the front seat? I am wondering was the dad teaching her to drive? Lesson gone wrong?
Donna Gail July 22, 2012 at 04:34 PM
Thanks Bill, for keeping us posted on breaking news around Town. I don't know what it is lately about people driving into buildings - and not just in Monroe. The picture of the police cars in the parking lot is especially interesting (sorry, just teasin' ya)....
Donna Gail July 22, 2012 at 04:35 PM
p.s. - glad no one was seriously hurt. I hope Country's insurance company takes care of everything for them. Great pizza!!
Bill Bittar (Editor) July 23, 2012 at 03:14 AM
LOL, thanks Donna. I was actually there to eat with my family when we saw the police cars in the parking lot! These types of accidents have definitely been happening more often. Didn't get to hear a theory on what caused this one.
Voice of Reason July 23, 2012 at 03:44 AM
After jogging my memory and a quick search of Patch, over the last couple years or so cars have crashed through Country Pizza, Dunkin Donuts (twice), TC's One Stop, Fitness 4000, Rite Aid, Walgreens (twice), and the Newtown Bank/CVS plaza building. I think the Democrats might be right; maybe Monroe really is an anti-business town...
Mary July 24, 2012 at 06:49 PM
great to hear nobdy was hurt!

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