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Van slams into So. Fla. restaurant

Posted at 10:57 AM, Dec 08, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-08 10:57:21-05

(NBC 6, NBC NEWSCHANNEL) A simple parking job ended with a vehicle slamming straight through a South Florida restaurant and the whole thing was caught on video.

Instead of stopping in a parking spot, the driver of a Toyota van drove through the front window and into the Al Salam Restaurant in Plantation which was filled with people.

At first those inside thought it was a bomb but soon learned what really happened.

One person was trapped under the vehicle and was seriously injured.

Four others, including the driver suffered minor injuries.

"I turned by my right side and I saw the same car getting into the restaurant, pass by me running over everything. The customer too,” said waiter Issam Jourichi.

As for the restaurant, the owner says he plans to make repairs quickly and reopen as soon as possible.