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1 dead, at least 6 injured after car crashes into Miami Beach restaurant

Police say woman attempting to parallel park instead accelerated car into outdoor dining area
Car that crashed into outdoor dining area in Miami Beach, Feb. 25, 2022
Posted at 8:54 PM, Feb 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-25 11:12:37-05

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.