MIAMI BEACH, Fla. — An elderly woman's car accelerated into a restaurant Thursday night, killing one person and hospitalizing others, officials said.
Paramedics and police officers were called to Call Me Gaby, an Italian restaurant at 22 Washington Ave., just after 6 p.m., Miami Beach police posted on Twitter.
The woman was attempting to parallel park outside the restaurant but instead accelerated into the outdoor cafe area, striking several tables, according to police.
Seven people were taken to a hospital, but one died, police said.
A witness told WPLG that a child was among the victims.
Miami Beach police tweeted for the public to avoid the area, which was closed due to the investigation.
The woman struck several tables resulting in 7 patients being transported to the hospital. Unfortunately, one of the patients transported has died at the hospital.— Miami Beach Police (@MiamiBeachPD) February 25, 2022